Integrative Therapies

Grand Valley Oncology’s Integrative Wellness Program promotes physical and emotional well-being and a sense of balance for people diagnosed with cancer and for their loved ones. The Center's programs and services complement the medical care of GVO patients before, during, and after treatment.

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Practiced for thousands of years, acupuncture is one branch of a holistic system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Its function is to promote health and treat distressing symptoms. Acupuncture is the ancient practice of inserting fine sterile needles through the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points on the body. An overall treatment goal of TCM acupuncture is to assist the body’s natural ability to heal by influencing the quality, balance and flow of one’s energy system.

Adapted from traditional Chinese medicine, this technique uses fine needles that are inserted through the skin at specific points. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved sterile, nontoxic needles for single use by licensed practitioners.


Guided Imagery

Guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. You can use an instructor, tapes, or scripts to help you through this process.


Yoga

Yoga comprises a wide variety of methods — such as meditation, mindfulness strategies, breath work, relaxation techniques. Research has indicated that a daily practice of yoga to be beneficial during both active treatment and long into survivorship.


Weight Reduction program

Through our Integrative Wellness program, we offer Ideal Protein. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing 2 key components — weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting.


GVOasis

Our focused intention is to provide the convenience of high quality, meaningful products at the lowest possible cost.