Good health isn’t just a function of your physical well-being. Your mental, emotional and spiritual welfare come into play as well. At Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, we recognize the interaction of body, mind and spirit.

To address all your needs and enhance your overall health when you’re fighting cancer, we offer integrative medicine in addition to conventional treatments. Integrative medicine is a form of holistic medicine that delivers whole-person care.

Integrative Medicine Services We Offer

Integrative medicine is also known as lifestyle medicine. It includes behavioral health interventions, as well as mind-body therapies, common in Eastern medical traditions.

Healthcare providers don’t use integrative medicine as often as conventional therapies. But it may complement conventional, or Western, medicine. In many cases, it isn’t fully covered by insurance because health plans may not consider it medically necessary. As a result, it may be offered on a fee-for-service basis.

Even so, integrative medicine can be very effective. At Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, we may recommend integrative therapies in one-on-one sessions or as part of group classes to help manage cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.

Integrative medicine services we offer include:

  • Acupuncture — This treatment can help reduce side effects of chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. Fee for service.
  • Group exercise classes — Exercise classes can reduce pain, calm your mind and help improve movement. Our free group exercise classes include ballet, mat Pilates, chair Pilates, and stretching and relaxation.
  • Mindful movement group classes — These classes help minimize anxiety, reduce pain and improve healing. Our free mindful movement classes include yoga and tai chi.
  • Oncology massage — Massages can help relieve anxiety, pain, stiffness and muscle tension, while also helping to improve your sleep. Fee for service.
  • Oncology nutrition — Our nutrition experts can work with you and your caregiver to find a diet that helps you feel better and stay healthy.


Acupuncture may help reduce side effects associated with cancer treatment. We use it to help manage symptoms before or during chemotherapy or after surgery and radiation. *Fee for service

Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage

Therapeutic oncology massage is a modified form of traditional massage therapy. Massage can relieve anxiety, pain, stiffness, muscle tension and promote sleep. We may use it with all stages of cancer and types of cancer treatment. *Fee for service

Nutrition & Exercise

Proper nutrition and exercise can help you get the nutrients you need to maintain your body weight and strength. They may also help you fight infection and feel better and stronger before, during and after cancer treatment. Our team of specialists will work with your physician team to develop a plan that’s right for you.

Brain Fitness Lab

Brain Fitness Lab

The Brain Fitness Lab at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute focuses on your cognitive health and well-being. Our goal is to prevent cognitive problems like memory loss and concentration difficulties that may occur as a result of cancer and its therapy, and to restore cognitive abilities if these problems develop. We offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment to help you take charge of your cancer and function better.

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