NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.

Doctors are increasingly embracing integrative medicine to help decrease anxiety, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, and accelerate healing.

During National Cancer Control Month in April, Internist Dr. Maryanna Polukhin with Starling Physician joins us Sunday on Good Morning Connecticut, to explain some of the alternative treatment options available.

Acupuncture, guided imagery, hypnosis, massage, and reiki are all examples integrative therapies. Click on the video above to hear Dr. Polukhin answer many questions about what exactly integrative medicine is, and some of its strategies that can counter the side effects of conventional cancer treatment.

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