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All people over the age of 16 with a diagnosis of cancer may self-refer. No doctor referral is necessary. Those without a cancer diagnosis may participate in the LIFE Webinar Series or become a Support Member to a loved one with a diagnosis. Support Membership includes the signature two-day LIFE Programme and participation in most classes.

InspireHealth’s programmes teach Canadians ways to prevent cancer, alleviate symptoms of cancer treatment, reduce the likelihood of recurrence, and optimise the body’s healing potential. Programming includes consultations with a team of health care providers, and classes that teach the benefits of nutrition, exercise, and emotional and immune support. Services are intended to complement conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

Integrative Cancer Care Programmes: LIFE Program: InspireHealth’s signature two-day programme teaches participants about the body’s innate healing capacity, the latest scientific research in integrative care, and how to incorporate natural approaches to healing with conventional treatments. They use evidence-based natural approaches to recovery that can be safely integrated with conventional cancer treatments. The programming is led by physicians and other health care professionals.

Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner Consultation: Members receive an initial 90-minute consultation with a medical professional who reviews health history, provides recommendations regarding integrative health and natural therapies, and coaches patients on safely integrated them in with conventional treatments. Half hour follow up appointments are booked as needed.

Nutrition Consultations: Members receive an initial 75-minute consultation with a nutritionist and half hour follow up appointments as needed. Consultations include an examination of current diet and eating habits, recommendations and discussion around food choices, cooking methods, and food philosophies.

Exercise Therapist Consultations: Members receive a 60-minute initial consultation with an exercise therapist and half hour follow up appointments as needed. An initial assessment is a prerequisite for attendance at the exercise and fitness classes.

Clinical Counsellor Consultations: Members receive an initial 90-minute consultation with a clinical counsellor and half hour follow up appointments for emotional support

Classes: The goal of classes is to complement the whole person approach to health and healing. Classes are only available to members. They include: support groups, cooking classes, nutrition group follow-up, grocery store tours, meditation, yoga, and fitness.

Associate Practitioners: Nutritionists, Clinical Counsellors, and Exercise Therapists

Virtual consultations, online classes and programs are also offered.

Notes:

No longer offers therapies or treatments at this time. Currently focusing on empowering people to make lifestyle changes.

Fees: No charge to see their medical doctors or nurse practitioners. Fees apply for one-year memberships. Three tiers of membership are available and include: attendance at the 2-day LIFE Program (or LIFE Webinar Series if outside of geographical areas where an InspireHealth centre is located) attendance at all on-site classes (not for ONLINE Members) consultations with InspireHealth’s nutritionists, clinical counsellors, and exercise therapists

Membership fee is waived for anyone on British Columbia MSP Premium Assistance or Disability. Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Specialisms:

Wellness Centre.
Target group: Cancer Patient, Caregiver, Psychosocial oncology partner
Counselling



Last Updated:04/10/2020
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    Inspire Health
    Suite 200, 1330 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, V6H 4A6, Canada

    +1 604 734 7125 info@inspirehealth.ca http://www.inspirehealth.ca
    Therapies provided by this provider:

    Counselling
    Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained and experienced at working with cancer patients, can help you and others close to you deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and help to make sense of the many emotions that you are experiencing.

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    Exercise
    Specialist exercise programmes designed to help support cancer patients during and after treatment.

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    Nutritional Therapy
    Nutritional therapists seek to ensure you are well nourished by your diet, and that you are fully absorbing and utilising the nutrients it provides.

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