A serious illness and the medicines used to treat that illness can often cause discomfort, from pain, to numbness to nausea. That's tough enough to tackle as an adult, but what about when a child can't even explain what hurts? Integrative medicine is a personalized approach to healing that pairs traditional medicine with complementary treatments. This method incorporates an individual's physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being. Holistic, non-invasive therapies such as foot reflexology treatments bring visible relief even to our young, pre-verbal patients, and often provide relief that drugs cannot. Through this program, nurse practitioners trained in the healing touch of these holistic practices offer acupressure, massage, Reiki and other treatments that reduce pain, stress and even nausea.
““I remember being scared in the beginning but when I met the nurses and child life specialists, I figured out they are really nice and made me feel better. They take good care of me and I like that."”