Integrative Medicine Classes Help Breast Cancer Survivors Recover

MargaretDonaldLeland Kim, of the UCSF News Center, has written an article and created a video about our free classes for cancer patients and their caregivers, co-sponsored by The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Cancer Resource Center. It includes touching interviews with the class participants, as well as their instructor, Joseph Acquah, our integrative oncologist, Donald Abrams, and our Director, Margaret Chesney.

One participant, diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2009, joined the integrative medicine classes at Osher to the standard recovery regimen after several rounds of chemotherapy treatments exhausted her. She says of her QiGong class, “It’s a very relaxing class, so you really learn to slow down. It allows me to focus on my movements, where my hands are, where my feet are, and it’s stress reduction.” Read more.

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