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Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, located on the Mount Zion campus, combines modern medicine with established healing practices from around the world. We offer a variety of treatments and services, ranging from integrative cancer therapies and women's health care to acupuncture, massage therapy and Ayurveda.

Our team includes specialists in cancer, women's health, chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries, headaches, heart disease, nutrition and healthy living. Patients typically spend an hour with their providers at the first visit to allow for a thorough discussion of concerns and goals.

In addition to patient care, we offer many lectures, classes, workshops and therapeutic programs for the public, with an emphasis on patient empowerment, disease prevention, and healing of the mind, body and spirit.

To learn more, please visit osher.ucsf.edu.

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    Support services


    Core and More Class

    A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!


    Meditation and Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

    Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.


    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.


    Restorative Movement Class

    Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.


    Yoga Classes

    Maintain and restore your health the way people have for over 3,000 years, with Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients, Therapeutic Yoga for Stress, and more classes.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount

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    Your Doctor Visit

    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

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    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Clinical Trials

      The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine's research program tests the safety and effectiveness of integrative therapies, with a focus on treatments that target both body and mind.

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