Issue 1 Volume 4
In This Issue
Seasonal Health Tips
Patient Insight
Alternative Therapies
Mindful Living

New locations!   

NOW OFFERING massage and acupuncture services at AF Williams Family Medicine in Stapleton, acupuncture at Lowry and massage therapy at the CU Sports Medicine clinic.

 

For a comprehensive map of where all of these clinics are located and directions on how to get to each: TCFIM Services Map and directions

 

Call us at 720-848-1090 to schedule an appointment.

Words to Live By    

Each spring shower, summer storm, falling autumn leaf, and icy winter is necessary to complete the portrait of its season. Likewise, each human trial is necessary to teach, build resilience, strengthen faith, and guide you forward.

~Steve Brunkhorst 

 

 

Want to get involved? 

The Center for Integrative Medicine is supported in part by philanthropic donations. We raise money to help cancer patients access massage therapy and acupuncture who may not otherwise be able to afford these services. If you would like to donate, please click here for a list of funds you can contribute to or contact Jordan Mann, Practice Manager, at Jordan.Mann@uchealth.org for more information.

Complementary Cancer Support Funding Program

Thanks to generous donations and fund raising efforts, TCFIM is often able to offer some of our CAM therapies at no cost to patients undergoing active cancer treatments.  While our program can only enroll a limited number of patients at one time, we encourage you to apply if you are in active treatment and we will let you know if we have funds available. See the brochure for more information on the program.

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There's something magical about the clear brisk days, the first smell of the woodstove or the fireplace, the first frost, the sounds of the Canadian geese overhead as they pass through on their way south, the canning of the late fruits and vegetables, the seasonal pumpkin foods and cider. As you prepare for the cold to set in, enjoy this beautiful season and its postcard perfect colors. Seize the moment and stay healthy and well!  

 

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The Center for Integrative Medicine  

Seasonal Health Tips     
Fall 2013

 

Experts say that fall is a super season for shaping up. This season can be a treat for the senses with the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures.

 

Read on for some tips from our own experts!

Patient Insight
Integrative Medicine Therapies for Cancer 
Heather Hoffman-Blois

     

Patient Heather Hoffman-Blois has been coming to The Center for Integrative Medicine for treatment of a rare type of cancer called mesothelioma. She is seeing one of our acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists and was our first patient accepted into the Complementary Cancer Support Funding Program that we opened six months ago.

 

Read the full article here.

Alternative Therapies
Spices & Herbs 
Dr. Monika Nuffer
 
Spices can be used for cooking, drinking as a tea, or used as a compress. Most spices have natural healing abilities. Our pharmacist, Dr. Monika Nuffer, shares some of the most health influential spices, scientific evidence of their benefits and some ways to incorporate into your daily diet.
 

Read full article here


Mindful Living
Deep Breathing  
Dr. Carrie Landin

 

Deep breathing has can be an important recovery method from depression and anxiety as shallow breathing can contribute to panic. Breathing deeply is a well-known stress reliever and has a multitude of health benefits as well. However, in our high stress busy lives, we often breathe very shallowly most of the time. With a little effort, deep breathing can become an easy and unconscious part of our daily life.

 

Read the full article for some deep breathing exercises one of our psychologists, Carrie Landin, refers to patients regularly.

 

INTEGRATIVE CANCER CARE FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) & SPA PROFESSIONALS 

 

The Center for Integrative Medicine will be co-sponsoring a continuing education event with Spa-4-The-Pink January 9, 10 and 11th for integrative medicine providers to improve their comfort and skill in caring for people with cancer. All of the profits will be donated to a fund that will allow us to provide free services for patients undergoing cancer treatments. For more information on the event and registration, please visit the website and the detailed brochure.