Integrative care

During cancer treatment and beyond, we promote an integrative approach to health, incorporating mind and body wellness through complementary therapies, such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and survivorship support.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of inserting fine needles into precise points on the body to relieve pain, harmonize emotions and enhance circulation and organ system function. To help cancer patients optimize wellness, Chinese medicine practitioners also use herbal medicine and qigong movement therapy.

Recommended providers

Mary Thimmesch, MSOM, L.Ac.
Acupuncture for the People
2833 Willamette St., Suite E
Eugene, OR 97401
541-521-6285
www.acupunctureforthepeople.org

Stacy Dunn, ND, MSOM, FABNO
Pacific Integrative Oncology
4175 E Amazon Dr.
Eugene  OR  97405
541-338-9494
www.pacificintegrativeonc.com

Stephanie Wang, ND, L.Ac.
Pacific Integrative Oncology
4175 E Amazon Dr.
Eugene OR 97405
541-338-9494
www.pacificintegrativeonc.com

Cancer survivorship support

Supportive psychotherapy and consultation help patients and their caregivers overcome the psychological, spiritual and relationship challenges that may arise with cancer. Mind/body strategies, such as hypnosis, guided imagery and meditation instruction, help reduce stress, prepare for treatment and manage symptoms.

Recommended provider

William Collinge, PhD, MPH, LCSW
541 Willamette St., Suite 207D
Eugene, OR 97401
541-632-3502
www.collinge.org

Naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine is based on the body’s natural capacity to prevent and fight disease. Methods used in naturopathic medicine include select nutritional supplements, botanical or prescribed medicines, psychotherapy, homeopathy and more.

Recommended providers

Michelle Niesley, ND, MS, FABNO
Pacific Integrative Oncology
4175 E Amazon Dr.
Eugene  OR  97405
541-338-9494
www.pacificintegrativeonc.com

Stacy Dunn, ND, MSOM, FABNO
Pacific Integrative Oncology
4175 E Amazon Dr.
Eugene  OR  97405
541-338-9494
www.pacificintegrativeonc.com

Stephanie Wang, ND, L.Ac.
Pacific Integrative Oncology
4175 E Amazon Dr.
Eugene OR 97405
541-338-9494
www.pacificintegrativeonc.com

Although Willamette Valley Cancer Institute (WVCI) works closely with these practitioners, they are not affiliated with WVCI, and WVCI is not responsible for their recommendations or actions.