Hematology & BMT Resources: Integrative Medicine, Exercise & Retreats
Note: Please consult your physician before trying any herbs or supplements, as they may interact with your medical care.
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
Offers free acupuncture, herbs, massage and guided imagery to low-income women with cancer in Oakland and San Francisco.
Phone: (510) 601-7660
Institute for Health and Healing
Offers integrative medicine services including acupuncture, massage, meditation, guided imagery, nutritional counseling and yoga in San Francisco, Greenbrae and Novato.
Phone: (415) 600-4325
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Provides information and education about complementary and alternative medicine.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Offers integrative medicine services including acupuncture, massage, meditation, guided imagery, nutritional counseling and yoga.
Phone: (415) 353-7718
Pine Street Clinic
Integrative medicine clinic in San Anselmo, with an extensive online shop.
Phone: (415) 485-0484
Exercise, Movement and Yoga
Ko Wong Chi Kung Institute
Free walking chi kung class for individuals with cancer in San Francisco.
Phone: (415) 837-0128
Patient and Family Cancer Support Center
Offers classes in Pilates, restorative movement, yoga and qi gong.
Phone: (415) 885-3693
Cancer Exercise Counseling
Phone: (415) 514-6430
Healing Yoga Foundation
Phone: (415) 931-9642
Retreats in Montana for adults and young adults. Hosts Young Adult Survivor Conference. Scholarships available.
Phone: (406) 549-5987
Commonweal Cancer Help Program
Week-long retreat in Bolinas that includes services such as massage, yoga, meditation, imagery and psychotherapy.
Phone: (415) 868-0970
Free seven-day survivorship camp offering activities such as climbing and kayaking for young adults age 18 to 39.
Phone: (303) 945-2490
Sponsors free inspirational conference, "Cancer as a Turning Point."
Phone: (800) 423-9882
Healing Yoga Foundation
Yoga, day-long cancer retreats and cancer support classes in San Francisco.
Phone: (415) 931-9642
Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats
Retreats offered in Hawaii. Scholarships available.
Phone: (808) 889-9893
Fly-fishing retreats for men with cancer.
Phone: (800) 699-4490
Smith Farm Cancer Retreat
Day- and week-long retreats in Washington, D.C. Scholarships may be available.
Phone: (202) 483-8601
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Day-long and residential meditation retreats in Woodacre. Scholarships offered for those with medical conditions.
Hematology and BMT Resource Guide
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