Integrative Oncology Specialist

Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine

Wellness Center located in Ridgewood, NJ

More than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it’s one of the leading causes of death throughout the world. Many people diagnosed with cancer seek complementary therapies to augment their traditional cancer treatments. At Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Amita Kalia, MD, and the multidisciplinary team of professionals specialize in integrative oncology and can develop a complementary therapy plan to include with your cancer treatment. Call the office, or request an appointment online to learn more about integrative oncology.

Integrative Oncology Q & A

What is integrative oncology?

Integrative oncology is a specialized area of integrated medicine focused on helping those diagnosed with cancer manage their symptoms using alternative therapies. The team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine specializes in integrative oncology and take a holistic, natural approach to care using evidence-based treatments to help you get the well-rounded care you’re seeking. 


Integrative oncology isn’t meant to replace your traditional cancer treatments. The purpose of the specialized area of integrated medicine is to support your cancer treatments by addressing the health issues and concerns not being met by your traditional cancer treatments.

What are integrative oncology treatments?

Integrative oncology treatments may include various complementary therapies focused on relieving your symptoms and improving your overall health and wellbeing. Types of complementary therapies that may be part of your of integrative oncology treatment plan include:


  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Nutritional and herbal supplements
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Tai chi
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Acupuncture


The team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine works closely with you to develop an integrative oncology treatment plan that best meets your health and wellness needs. The team also encourages you to discuss your complementary therapies with your oncologist to ensure they don’t interfere with your cancer treatment.

What are the benefits of integrative oncology?

A cancer diagnosis can have a profound effect on your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. The diagnosis and treatments can also make you feel like you’ve lost control over your own body and health.


Integrative oncology at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine focuses on nourishing the areas of your health not addressed by your traditional cancer treatments. Benefits may include:


  • Improved mood
  • Enhanced emotional and physical strength
  • Relief from symptom caused by your cancer or your cancer treatments
  • Improved quality of life


You may also find that integrative oncology helps you feel like you have more control over your health and wellness, which may improve your patient-doctor relationships that ultimately leads to better care.


To learn more about integrative oncology and how it benefits you, contact Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine by calling the office or using the online booking tool.