Using integrative therapies alongside traditional medicine is not a new concept. In the late ‘90s, the National Institute of Health established the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), and has since received millions of dollars in funding to study the effects of acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, reiki and energy work, yoga and more. In cancer treatment especially, integrative therapies have been shown to go a long way in helping to heal the whole person – and most major cancer treatment facilities now include them as a part of their program.
On a local level, there is neither a shortage of practitioners nor therapies, but there can be a challenge in making the connection. The goal of the CWC is to connect people in our community facing cancer with free-of-charge integrative therapies. The CWC will also serve as a general wellness resource for the public, helping to create awareness through events and information made available on this website. Learn more about the dynamic group of wellness professionals leading our local initiative.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Anyone facing cancer on the Cape & Islands who wishes to receive free-of-charge Wellness services can apply for services at capewellness.org by clicking on the “REQUEST SERVICES” tab and filling out the attached form.
- A Client Care Representative will be in contact either by phone or email and you will be sent paperwork to be completed and sent back to: Cape Wellness Collaborative
540 Main Street, Suite 14A, Hyannis, MA 02601
- CWC will review your submission and if accepted you will be mailed a CWC Wellness Card with a value of $500 which can be used at any of our participating practitioners.