Integrative medicine is topic of presentation

By on November 15, 2010

GENEVA—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will host a talk on the ways which an integrative approach can enhance the benefits of standard medical treatments on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Michelle Haugen, of the Rush University Medical Center Cancer Integrative Medicine Program.

“The purpose of integrative medicine is to help patients address the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of health and illness,” Haugen said. “Integrative medicine therapies can help to reduce anxiety, pain, fatigue, and the undesirable side effects of cancer treatments and increase quality of life and a feeling of well being.”

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center provides free information and support services that address the challenges of people living with cancer, their family members and their friends. The center is at 1803 W. State St. in Geneva and online at LivingWell is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be called at (630) 262-1111.