​​​Integrative medicine programs for cancer patients

Integrative medicine is care for a person's physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental health. Integrative medicine programs help people regain and maintain the best health possible for their specific condition and needs.

At The Christ Hospital Cancer Center, our patients and their families find comfort with the help of our free wellness programs. We take care of the whole person throughout cancer treatment and survivorship.  

Our holistic approach goes beyond healing your body to easing your stress so you can reach a higher level of health and wellness.

Free programs to our cancer patients and their families

Tai Chi – movements that relieve stress and anxiety. Classes meet weekly on Tuesdays, from noon - 1 p.m., at The Christ Hospital in the Cancer Center activity room (Level D) in partnership with Cancer Support Community.

YCat Yog​a Classes – offered every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Christ Hospital in the Cancer Center activity room (Level D) in partnership with Cancer Support Community.  YCat Yoga is a gentle chair yoga especially designed for patients living with cancer.

​Individualized Yoga Therapy Sessions - The individualized yoga therapy tools and techniques improve coping, fatigue and other symptoms. This is offered during patient's chemotherapy and other treatments upon request.

  • Hand and Foot Massage - offered to patients receiving chemotherapy and other infusions during treatment to provide additional management of symptoms and relaxation during treatment.

  • Music therapy - requested by patients who need a soothing distraction from treatment through melody.

  • Pet therapy - available for patients who wish to have the calming attentions of a furry visitor during a stay or a lengthy appointment.

  • Zen garden in The Christ Hospital Cancer Center in Mt. Auburn (Level D) - where patients and families may go to enjoy beauty and tranquility.

For information about any of the integrative medicine programs listed above, call Cancer Support Services at 513-585-4002 or email.

Integrative Oncology Treatment Support

AIM For WellbeingThe Christ Hospital Health Network has a comprehensive Integrative Medicine practice—AIM For Wellbeing (AIM) located in Kenwood, OH. AIM providers have extensive experience helping patients during their cancer diagnosis, active treatment, phases, recovery and recovery.

Integrative Medicine provides many options to help optimize health, reduce the burden of disease, and help manage the many side effects from chemotherapy/medications and surgery, and thus improving overall well-being. Benefits can include increased energy, improvement in mood and sleep, prevention and reduction of the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy help with managing nausea, pain, fatigue and stress. The goal is to use integrative medicine tools to help guide the body and mind through the healing process.

Treatment plans are personalized based on each patient’s needs. The modalities used may include a combination of nutritional counseling, medical acupuncture, chiropractic care, functional medicine, health coaching, energy healing, medical massage, personalized supplement recommendations and stress reduction techniques such as guided meditations.

Services provided by AIM are not covered by insurance. Health savings accounts (HSA) are accepted, and documentation will be provided to submit to your insurance to see if you qualify for reimbursement. Financial assistance is available for qualifying patients through two programs:

Maya’s Way

Maya’s Way is a scholarship program where integrative medicine services are covered in full for recipients by the Maya’s Way Fund in honor of Maya Amoils. Scholarships are available to patients aged 40 and under.

Get Well Program

The Get Well Program is a financial assistance program in which services at AIM are discounted and partially covered by foundation support. It is designed to help those who would benefit from integrative medicine but are unable to afford the services on their own.

To schedule an appointment or apply for financial assistance, please visit AimForWellbeing.org​ or call 513-791-5521.

Our team is also available to connect you with other oncology patients who have received integrative treatment during their treatment for additional information and support.

AIM For Wellbeing is located at 6400 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, 45236. More information is available at AimForWellbeing.org.

Foundation Support

Donations to Maya’s Way and the Get Well Program can be made online by clicking here and choosing either “Maya’s Way” or “Integrative Medicine” from the gift destination dropdown box. Checks can be mailed to AIM’s address above, made out to The Christ Hospital Foundation with your preferred program identified on the memo line. For additional information on giving back to the integrative medicine program, please call Alex Olewinski at 513-791-5521.