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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

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.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 04, 2022

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.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 16, 2017

Music therapy has positive effects on young cancer patients’ coping skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS — A new study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has found that adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain coping skills and resilience-related outcomes when they participate in a therapeutic music process that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 24, 2014