Cancer & Chronic Conditions


Thriving With Cancer

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CORE El Centro’s Thriving with Cancer Program nurtures, supports, and informs all those affected by cancer. Thriving with Cancer compassionately augments conventional cancer treatment with affordable, natural, integrative, and wholistic therapies specifically tailored to help those diagnosed with cancer, and those around them, live whole, healthy lives. People who have experienced cancer, surgery, and the effects of chemotherapy or radiation have discovered that natural healing techniques hasten the recovery process, minimize ill effects of treatments and enable them to survive and thrive.

CORE offers the services of the Thriving with Cancer Program at no cost to individuals living with cancer as well as the caretakers of those individuals.

CORE El Centro is able to offer Thriving with Cancer Program at no charge thanks to the generosity of donors and the funds raised every year at Whole-in-One Golf Outing.


  • Massage helps to boost the immune system and relax people who have experienced the trauma of cancer.

  • Acupuncture is very effective in counteracting hair loss and other side effects of chemotherapy. It reduces pain and is a natural alternative to pain medication. Not only does it boost the immune system, it also comforts one’s spirits.

  • Energy Work offers reiki, healing touch and Brennan Healing Science to enhance the body's natural healing ability.

  • Holistic exercise classes are specially designed for cancer patients (Adaptive Yoga Therapy & Mindfulness for Cancer & Chronic Illness - view our calendar for the class schedule)

More About the benefits of Adaptive Yoga Therapy & Mindfulness for Cancer & Chronic Illness:

Participants can expect:

  • Confidentiality in communicating medical and all pertinent information essential for the instructor to know

  • Welcoming environment that encourages community building

  • Body awareness and breathing practices

  • Slow, gentle movements to improve blood flow, range of motion, and flexibility in joints and muscles

  • Explanation of physiological benefits of the breathing, movement and meditation

  • Guided relaxation, imagery and meditation practices

  • *First time participants please contact the front desk to fill out a health intake form 414-384-2673

Possible benefits include:

  • Reducing muscle tension and habituated tension patterns

  • Promoting self healing and functional improvements

  • Decreasing anxiety and depression

  • Improving overall health and feelings of well being

  • Reducing neuropathy and lymphedema

  • Improving sleep

  • Reducing sense of isolation

Who should attend?

  • In an effort to create a safe and comfortable environment and experience for students experiencing cancer or chronic illness, classes are open to those in treatment and recovery only. Participants can wear loose, comfortable clothing. You are welcome to participate if:

  • You can move independently

  • Your needs can be addressed in a group setting

  • Your surgical incisions are healed

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 414-384-2673.