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Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine Research

Integrative medicine research at Indiana University is widespread across multiple schools and departments. Scientists at the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute are conducting research on acupuncture using rodents, while researchers at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center are investigating exercise and music therapy in cancer patients, and acupuncture in sickle cell pain. 

Research News

Sheri Robb, PhD

New Walther Professor in Supportive Oncology to focus on music therapy for cancer patients

Indiana University School of Medicine has named Sheri Robb, PhD, a Walther Professor of Supportive Oncology.

Jen Hedges exercises on the treadmill
Breast Cancer Research

MOVE program brightens outlook for breast cancer patients

The Multidisciplinary Oncology Vitality and Exercise (MOVE) Program, developed by oncologist Tarah Ballinger, MD, gives breast cancer patients a personalized plan for exercise and physical therapy throughout all stages of their cancer journey.

Ten neuroimaging scans of the brain in blue hues.

IU researchers find electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair

The researchers performed a series of lab tests involving humans, horses and rodents that follow the effects of electroacupuncture from the stimulus of the needle all the way to the brain, resulting in the release of reparative mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the bloodstream.