Integrative medicine techniques such as massage or meditation add to or complement conventional medical care and promote healing. Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone offers several integrative medicine services, including the following:
infant massage instruction for parents
guided imagery for children
massage therapy for parents while at a child’s hospital bedside
massage therapy for children
mindfulness meditation instruction for children
Reiki for children and parents
The Importance of Integrative Medicine
When a child is in the hospital or being treated for an illness, it’s common to feel stressed and anxious, and to have difficulty sleeping. This is true for children and parents alike.
For information on integrative medicine services that are available to your child and family, talk with your child’s nurse or doctor.
Stress, anxiety, and other factors can interfere with a child’s healing process or how the body responds to treatment. For parents, these factors can make it difficult to cope with a child’s diagnosis or to make decisions about your child’s care.
By offering these integrative medicine services, we aim to make a stressful time more manageable for every child and family.