Complementary Medicine

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Maria Iles, DPT, CLT-LANA. Maria is a physical therapist in Missoula, MT working at Three Rivers Physical Therapy. She has extensive training in Women’s Health and Oncology Rehabilitation including breast cancer rehabilitation, axillary cording, lymphedema management, pelvic pain, urinary/fecal issues, and post-radiation issues including vaginal stenosis and painful intercourse. You can reach her at 406.541.8778or by email at maria@threeriversphysicaltherapy.com.
Mary Frank, PT, St. Patrick Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation 500 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, 406. 329.5895Mary Frank, PT, St. Patrick Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation 500 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, 406. 329.5895
Dawn Christian, PT, DPT, CHT. Dawn is a physical therapist specialized in upper extremity rehabilitation (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand). She is also certified in Dry Needling/Intramuscular Stimulation. Big Sky Physical Therapy, 316 W. Spruce Street, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 541-9500
Callyn Bihr, DPT, works at Peak Performance Physical Therapy. She is also certified in Dry Needling and Lymphedema. You can reach her at 406.542.0808. Peak Performance carries mastectomy products

Acupuncture

During treatment for cancer, some patients choose to receive acupuncture to manage side effects and improve quality of life. Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice which involves the gentle insertion of small needles that stimulate specific therapeutic points on the body to restore harmony and balance.

Acupuncture maybe helpful during and after treatment:

  • chemo side effects (prevent and decrease nausea)
  • boost white blood count
  • reduce vomiting
  • help relieve fatigue
  • manage pain: post surgical pain or joint pain
  • decrease discomfort, tightness and heaviness associated with lymphedema
  • control hot flashes and menopausal symptoms
  • promote relaxation and restore an overall sense of well-being

Patty Knotts, acupuncturist, registered nurse, LIC, Montana Building, 101 E Broadway St Missoula, (406) 542-0646

Laura Bergoust, acupuncturist and herbalist, Montana Building, 101 E Broadway St, Missoula, (406) 241-6451,

Heather Ellsworth, is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist, herbalist and oriental medical practitioner , Clinic of Missoula, 3031 S Russell St, Ste 1, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-1600

Naturopathy

Natura

Health and Wellness clinic

Naturopathic medicine is an approach to primary health care focused on natural therapies that emphasize prevention and the body’s self-healing. With a focus on treating the whole person, naturopathic physicians take into account each patient’s unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors when considering a treatment plan. Rather than eliminating or merely suppressing symptoms, naturopathic physicians work to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness while also promoting wellness. Drawing from a large and diverse toolkit, naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural therapies with current treatments.

DR. MARGARET COFFEY specializes in providing naturopathic care to current or past cancer patients, incorporating a broad spectrum of treatments centered around patient preferences. She also focuses on naturopathic primary care.

CLINIC: (M-F) 9AM – 4:30PM
1805 BANCROFT, MISSOULA, MT, 59801
(406) 317-1965
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Herbalist

Elaine Sheff, Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG) • Green Path Herb School • 180 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT, 59801 • (406) 274-2009

Elaine is seeing patients undergoing chemo and/or post-chemo. She is incredibly knowledgeable and works hand in hand with western medicine. She gave us an amazing presentation about Herbal Support For Cancer. It was very enlightening to learn about herbs, Chinese herbs, mushrooms, essentials oils, supplements, diet, lifestyle… Here is her presentation: Herbal Support for Cancer

To book a consultation with Elaine or to sign up for her different classes, visit her website

Learn more about herbs by downloading this free book by Elaine Sheff, on growing and making your own herbal remedies.

  • the medicinal uses, and how to identify each herb
  • how to grow each herb in your garden ​
  • 10 herbal recipes including herbal honey, eye wash, tea, throat spray, body oil, cough drops, salve, poultice and liniment

MonaLisa Touch

Women who are experiencing symptoms related to aging and estrogen loss—including vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse and stress incontinence—now have a solution that doesn’t require hormone replacement therapy or surgery. MonaLisa Touch® is non-invasive laser treatment that is significantly improving the quality of life for women suffering from these symptoms. Performed in-office by our trained and experienced team of female providers, this gentle procedure requires no anesthesia, takes less than five minutes and is hormone free. It is designed to help postmenopausal women, as well as breast cancer survivors. MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue, which stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and blood flow. A typical course of treatment is three treatments over 18 weeks. The procedure is changing lives.

Ask your gynecologist or primary care doctor for more information, or call Jennifer O’Connor, RN, MonaLisa Touch Program Coordinator at 5 Valleys Urology at 406-532-5676.

5 Valleys Urology
2875 Tina Ave., Ste 101
Missoula, MT 59808

​Conscious Connected Breathing

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH YOUR BREATH AND RELIEVE STRESS AND ANXIETY NATURALLY!

Conscious Connected Breathing is a technique that facilitates letting go of stress, anxiety, and stored suppression; creating the possibility for freer senses, profound relaxation, improved breathing, and self-acceptance. This workshop includes a complete explanation of the process, one breathing session, and the processing of experiences—all within a safe, private, and loving environment.

Please bring a pillow and blanket to the session.

The courses are taught by Jenn Maricelli at the Red Willow Center in Missoula. Jenn is a Holistic Health Practitioner and registered MA (Medical Assistant). She holds a B.A. in Holistic Health Science and is the founder of Holistic Intuitive Wellness, LLC, in Missoula. She works privately with clients using energy therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, and Therapeutic Breathwork. She is a certified Therapeutic Breathworker through Transformations Breathwork Training Program in Milwaukee, WI, and is also a member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance. Jenn has practiced and experienced many modalities and found the Conscious Connected Breathing Technique to be one of the most transformative in her life. She is dedicated to creating a safe, sacred, loving space where true healing can be experienced. She is a partner in pathfinding, empowering you to connect to your source, truth, and personal power through the spirit of breathing.​

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Cami Cote is a talented therapist and teacher. She is located downtown Missoula​. 406-218-9040 | cami@rivercityyoga.net
Visit Cami’s website for more information : www.rivercityyoga.net

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