Learn how integrative medicine can improve quality of life for cancer patients

Integrative medicine is an evidence-based approach to helping people achieve their best health and wellness through a combination of conventional health care and complementary therapies.

Conventional health care, also referred to as allopathic or Western medicine, treats illness using medications, radiation and surgery. Complementary therapies include naturopathy, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and even yoga. Modern research supports the use of complementary therapies for many conditions related to cancer, including the side effects brought on by illness and treatments.

Two virtual events presented by Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon in December will highlight how integrative medicine can benefit cancer patients and help improve their quality of life.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series: Integrative Medicine with Dr. Malea MacOdrum

Thursday, Dec.1
7:00 p.m.
Register online

Join us for a free virtual community-building event for metastatic breast cancer patients.

Featured speaker, Providence naturopathic physician, Melea G. MacOdrum, N.D., MSOM, LAc,  works primarily with cancer patients, using a blend of natural, evidence-based approaches to help them manage the side effects brought on by illness and treatments. She provides compassionate and comprehensive care at Zidell Center for Integrative Medicine.

This event is presented in partnership with the Pink Lemonade Project.

Health - You - Me: Integrative Medicine

Wednesday, Dec. 14
10:00 a.m.
Register online for the Zoom meeting.

Free virtual patient education talk featuring facts and tips on living a healthy life through diet, movement and lifestyle choices.

Tzumin Weng, N.D., from the Bradley J. Stuvland Integrative Medicine Clinic, will be the featured speaker at the event. 

Dr. Weng is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist. She practices the art of integrating naturopathic and Chinese medicine to help people who want to maintain balance and health physically and mentally through herbalism, acupuncture, homeopathy, diet and lifestyle. 

Presented in partnership with Asian Health & Service Center.

About Providence Integrative Medicine

With an emphasis on positive and proactive health management, Providence Integrative Medicine Program offers an excellent complement to conventional medicine. As part of the multidisciplinary treatment model at Providence, our naturopathic physicians work alongside a patient's other care team members with the goal of helping patients achieve optimal health. We offer two integrative medicine clinics in the Portland area, ensuring patients on both sides of the Willamette River can get whole-body care, close to home.

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