Integrative Services at the James M Stockman Cancer Institute

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer takes a toll on the body and mind. Supportive care is available to help you manage treatment-related side effects; improve your physical and mental health, and increase overall quality of life.

Wellness for the Mind and Body

We have designed Integrative Services to focus on improving your physical, spiritual and mental health during and after cancer treatment.

Benefits of integrative therapies include:

  • Reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Improved or reduced treatment-related side effects
  • Increased feelings of mental and physical well-being
  • Support healing and recovery process
  • Increased quality of life

Unique Access to Expert Treatment Planning

Dr. Patrick Mansky, Medical Director for Medical Oncology, is an expert in integrative oncology and complementary therapies related to cancer treatment.

Using an evidence-based approach and working with a team of practitioners, we will evaluate your unique needs and develop a treatment plan just for you.

Integrative Services

Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation, relaxation and imagery can help to reduce stress, improve sleep, mood, and pain, and results in decreased stress hormones and improvement of immunity.

Mind-body techniques are meant to be practiced regularly to produce beneficial effects. Each time patients feel the benefit of a technique they are using, they reinforce a sense of control over their own lives and counter feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

Meditation focuses attention on increasing mental awareness and clarity of mind (Concentrative meditation) or opens attention to whatever goes through the mind and to the flow of sensations experienced from moment to moment

(Mindfulness meditation). The most extensively studied form of meditation in oncology is a multicomponent program called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which includes mindfulness meditation, yoga stretching, and group dynamics. Practicing mindfulness can be associated with significant improvement in mood disturbance and stress symptoms.

Qi Gong

Tai Chi incorporates physical movement, breath control, and meditation and is associated with increased aerobic capacity, muscular strength and flexibility, and improved quality of life and self-esteem. In elderly participants, Tai Chi can reduce fall risks and help to maintain mobility.

Participating Provider

Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, & Five Elements Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality originating from traditional Chinese medicine. Theoretically based on regulation of the flow of “qi”, or vital energy, by stimulation with needles, heat, or pressure on certain points on the body, evidence supports the use of acupuncture in treating some common symptoms experienced by cancer patients, such as pain, nausea, vomiting, and radiation-induced dry mouth.

In addition, acupuncture may also be helpful for patients suffering from cancer-related shortness of breath and, cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, or post-surgical pain.

Participating Providers

Massage

Massage therapy helps relieve common symptoms associated with a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment such as anxiety, pain, fatigue, and distress. When working with cancer patients, the application of deep or intense pressure during massage is typically avoided.

Participating Provider

Yoga

Participating Provider

Meet Our Providers

Alexander King, L.Ac., C.M.D.

King

Tri Service Clinic

Education & Training:

4th Generation Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Dongguk University Los Angeles

Certifications & Affiliations:

Maryland State Licensed Acupuncturist
National Board Certified Acupuncturist

Professional Interests:

Specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. Holistic approach to health with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of the body as a whole. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for complete body, mind, and spirit wellness.

Languages:

English
Mandarin Chinese

Houng King, L.Ac., C.M.D.

Houng KingTri Service Clinic

Education & Training:

Third generation Acupuncturist

China Scientific Acupuncture Research Center

Honorary Doctorate Degree from Southeastern University Washington DC

Certifications & Affiliations:

Maryland State Licensed Acupuncturist

National Board Certified Acupuncturist

Professional Interests:

Specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Holistic approach to health with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of the body as a whole.

Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for complete body, mind and spirit wellness.

Languages:

English
Mandarin Chinese

Lana Lloyd, LMT, MLD-C

Education & Training Details

Licensed Massage Therapist with a specialty in Oncology Massage and other therapeutic modalities. 200 hour certified yoga instructor.

Certification & Affiliation

Member S4OM

Professional Interests:

Oncology Massage
Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Personal Interests (Up to 3)

Yoga
Meditation
Hiking/Cycling

Languages:

English

Claudia Olson MAc, LicAc

Claudia Olson

James M. Stockman Cancer Institute

Education & Training:

Master’s Degree in Acupuncture

Certifications & Affiliations:

Licensed Acupuncturist in Maryland

Professional Interests:

Acupuncture
Moxibustion
Cupping
QiGong
Taichi

Languages:

English

Shelley Pentony, E-RYT 500 HR

Full Name and Credentials

Shelley Pentony

Shelley Pentony, E-RYT 500 HR

Email

shelley@fmh.org

mpentony@fmh.org

Previous Positions

Yoga Teacher at Sol Yoga (Current)

National Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Trainer at Maryland Network Against Violence (current)

Crisis Services Director at Heartly House (past)

Certification & Affiliation Details

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 200 & RYT 500

Received Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Certification through Transcending Trauma through Yoga at Be the Change Yoga in Irvine, California

200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training received through Sol Yoga Studio

Professional Interests

Shelley discovered her passion for yoga over 20 years ago. After spending 17 years providing direct services to trauma survivors, she recognized a need to incorporate more body-based modalities into the healing work she was providing to her clients. With an existing awareness of the profound healing benefits of yoga and the belief that everything we need to heal is already within us, she shifted her work’s focus to be offering Trauma Informed Yoga to survivors of trauma. Since then, Shelley has created and led trauma informed yoga and mindfulness programs across the state of Maryland. In addition to providing Trauma Informed Yoga services, Shelley also travels around the country, training police officers and domestic violence advocates on the Lethality Assessment Program - an evidence-based program designed to identify high risk domestic violence cases and ultimately, prevent homicides.

Shelley is an E-RYT, she received both her 200 and 300-hour RYT trainings through Sol Yoga Studio in Maryland and trained under Zabie Yamasaki through Transcending Trauma through Yoga.

Languages

English

Make an Appointment

Integrative Services are available at the James M Stockman Cancer Institute. Call 240-566-4100 and press Option 1 to schedule your appointment.

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