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Research confirms the health benefits of regularly practicing yoga. Our Integrative Care Clinic offers personalized yoga instruction to support your child’s journey to greater health. Our yoga instructors are certified by the Yoga for the Special Child Program. Each private yoga session is gentle and tailored to meet the patient’s needs at the time of the appointment. Sessions include breathing techniques to quiet the body and mind, gentle postures for strengthening and stretching, practical focusing exercises for relaxation, healing and wellbeing. Benefits that patients can expect from routine practice include:
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music therapists do a global assessment of a child’s emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through responses to music and the playful use of musical instruments. Music therapists design sessions for individuals and groups based on the patient’s needs. These sessions incorporate receptive music listening, improvisation, imagery, song writing and more. The unpressured, creative and playful environment helps children relax, reduce their pain, feel comforted and stay in touch with all that they are beyond their illness. Music therapy is integrated into their treatment planning with evaluations and follow-up.
Healing touch is an energy-based therapy that supports the body's innate healing capacities. Certified healing touch practitioners use gentle movements of their hands − either lightly touching the body or several inches above it − to soothe and balance the patient. Healing touch assists in creating an environment of safety and harmony to comfort a frightened child. Children and families attest to it helping to relieve pain, promote relaxation, and reduce the anxiety and stress of medical treatments or procedures. Many have also found it comforting for dealing with death and dying.
Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati are partners with community integrative medicine practitioners in Greater Cincinnati to expand access to evidence-based integrative therapies to those seeking a holistic approach to care. We are members of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, whose goal is to improve health outcomes through health promotion, disease prevention with an active focus on well-being and high quality of life for all. For more information about the CICC, call 513-636-2463.
Learn more about integrative care by downloading our brochure.
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