Integrative Medicine 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 our Integrative Medicine Program 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, Dr. Mansky will evaluate your unique needs and develop a treatment plan just for you.

Integrative Medicine 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.

Participating Provider

Tai Chi & 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

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. Naturopathic practice includes nutritional medicine, botanical medicine and naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy).

Participating Provider

Reiki Therapy

Reiki is a Japanese word that means “Universal Life Force Energy,” the energy that surrounds, flows through and gives life to all things. Reiki is a holistic, non-invasive stress reduction and relaxation therapy that supports and nurtures us spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Participating Providers

Yoga

Participating Provider

Meet Our Providers

Anthony Dominic Chielli

Education & Training:

Lifelong training with Buddhist mentor and founder of The Suma Foundation Joseph Chielli

Bachelors of arts in psychology, with a focus in neuroscience and meditation research

Well-read in the the fields of Buddhism, mindfulness, meditation, and spirituality

Certifications & Affiliations:

Palouse Mindfulness: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Certificate of Completion

Professional Interests:

Teaching meditation, mindfulness research, neuroscience, science of happiness, science of meditation, yoga, mindfulness in schools, mindfulness in cancer outcomes, role of meditation in symptom reduction

Language:

English

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

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.

Tri 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

Claudia Olson MAc, LicAc

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

Brian Pick

James M. Stockman Cancer Institute

Certifications & Affiliations:

Licensed Massage Therapist in Maryland and Virginia
Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage

Professional Interests:

Brian Pick has been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years. He believes in open dialogue between patients and medical providers to make massage a safe adjuvant treatment, linked with the patients other treatments, to form a balanced care plan. Besides being involved with his kids and partner, Brian is active in the local Kiwanis Club of Frederick, Maryland.

Languages:

English

Ashley L. Russell, N.D.

Frederick Natural Health Center

Education & Training:

Dr. Ashley L. Russell graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Russell’s clinical experience focused primarily on Women’s Health. She completed several clinical rotations at the Sojourner Center, a women’s domestic violence shelter, as well rotations for supportive cancer treatments. She completed additional training in botanical medicine from Gaia Herbs in North Carolina. In addition, she has received over 200 hours of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training.

Prior to medical school, she received her B.S. in Applied Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, where she spent over a year researching the impact of bio remediating plants on Costa Rican soil.

Certifications & Affiliations:

Active member of Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA)
Active member of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Professional Interests:

Dr. Russell has a strong interest in nutrition, women's health, hormones, and epigenetics, which play a role in cancer care. Dr. Russell is adjunct faculty at Frederick Community College teaching Anatomy and Physiology. She has previously taught Biochemistry, Nutrition, Human Biology, and Genetics.

Languages:

English

Cain Yentzer

Education & Training:

Yang Family Tai-Chi 37 Postures, Nei-Gong, Push-Hands, Liu He Ba Fa(6 Harmonies 8 Methods Fist), Yang Family Hidden Tradition 127 Postures, Nei-Gong, Qi-Na, Chi-Gong and Martial Applications.

Professional Interests:

Tai-Chi,Internal Martial Arts, Chi-Gong, Nei-Gong (Taoist Meditation)

Languages:

English
Mandarin Chinese

Angie Tuzson

Education & Training Details

Usui Reiki - Master, Teacher, Practitioner

Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner

Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering

Angie has been practicing Reiki since 2004 and Jin Shin Jyutsu® since 2005. Prior to practicing these two alternative healing modalities, Angie earned her Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1991.

In 2006 she left her career in chemical engineering to start her holistic practice, Harmony Through Hands, and has been helping people and their furry friends ever since.

Professional Interests

Angie maintains a full time private practice in Frederick, MD, providing Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions.

She teaches Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help.

Angie has been offering Reiki sessions, as a volunteer, to cancer patients, their caregivers, and staff at the James M. Stockman Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD, since 2007.

She has also studied Feng Shui and has been a student of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong since January 2016.

Languages

English, Hungarian, Romanian

Lorett Chan

Education & Training Details

Reiki Master (12/4/99) by Rev. B. Ana Jones

Reflexology Certificate (7/26/03) through American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Certification & Affiliation Details

Reiki Master (12/4/99) by Rev. B. Ana Jones

Reflexology Certificate (7/26/03) through American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Professional Interests

Exploring energy modalities and how they can help people heal their mind, body and spirit connections.

Languages

English

Sandi Liscinsky

Seven Embers Healing

Education & Training Details

Certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher 2015

Certified Usui, Holy Fire I Reiki Master/Teacher 2017

Certified Usui, Holy Fire II, Karuna® Reiki Master/Teacher 2017

Certification & Affiliation Details

Affiliate Member International Center for Reiki Training - 2015

Ordained Minister - 2018

Professional Interests

Provide healing through Japanese healing techniques for the mind, body and spirit.

Sandi also teaches Usui, Holy Fire II, Reiki classes for those who want to learn self-care (level I) and classes for those who want to offer this healing to friends and family (level II).

Languages

English

Krista L Hall

Full Name and Credentials

Krista Hall, RN, Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner

Education & Training Details

RN nursing degree, 1977. Healing Touch Program 1999-2002, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner. HT instructor, 2008. ANCC and NCCA certified.

Usui Reiki Master and teacher, 2004. Additional study in Holy Fire/Usui Reiki and Medical Reiki.

Previous Positions

RN from 1977-2016, not active in nursing at present. Staff, charge, Community Health Nurse and Case Management have been a major emphasis in this time.

Energy Therapy co-coordinator with FMH wellness center and hospital for 2 years. Practiced Healing Touch and Reiki within the FMH system for years.

Now in volunteer position providing Reiki since 2015.

Certification & Affiliation Details

Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor. Healing Touch Program, San Antonio Texas. 2002, Current active certification, 2017 ANCC and NCCA and HTP.

Member of Healing Touch Professional Association since 2008.

Usui Reiki Master 2004, Usui/ Holy Fire II Reiki Master and Teacher, Certified Medical Reiki Master.

Member International Center for Reiki Training Association- associate member. 2016.

Professional Interests

Continuing education in energy medicine, Volunteer at JSCI treating Cancer patients with Reiki, and Healing Touch. Student of Contemplative Practice.

Languages

English

Personal Interests

Grandchildren, travel, reading, gardening, family. Volunteering.

Shelley Pentony, E-RYT 500 HR

Full Name and Credentials

Shelley Pentony, E-RYT 500 HR

Email

shelley@fmh.org

Street Address

218 E 8th Street

City, State, and Zip Code

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Office Phone Number

301-524-1394

Scheduling Phone Number

301-524-1394

Education & Training 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

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


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