Hematology and BMT Resource Guide:
Integrative Medicine, Exercise and Retreats

Integrative Medicine

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 Alternative Medicine
Provides information and education about complementary and alternative medicine.

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF
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) 600-1584

UCSF Cancer Resource Center
Offers classes in dance, Pilates, restorative movement, yoga and qi gong.
Phone: (415) 885-3693

Exercise Counseling at the UCSF Cancer Resource Center
Phone: (415) 514-6430

Healing Yoga Foundation
Phone: (415) 931-9642

Yoga Bear
Directory of yoga studios offering free classes to individuals with cancer.


Camp Make-A-Dream
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

First Descents
Free seven-day survivorship camp offering activities such as climbing and kayaking for young adults age 18 to 39.
Phone: (303) 945-2490

Healing Journeys
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

Reel Recovery
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.

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This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.