Integrative and Complementary Medicine at Sharp Chula Vista


Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is proud to offer holistic healing treatments as part of the most comprehensive medical care available in San Diego's South Bay.

Why Choose Sharp Chula Vista's Complementary and Alternative Therapies?

  • Complementary therapies are offered to patients at Sharp Chula Vista
  • Many members of our nursing staff and volunteers are trained to provide complementary therapies
  • Therapies offered include clinical aromatherapy, healing touch and gentle hand massage upon caregiver recommendations or patient requests

Sharp Chula Vista's Complementary and Alternative Therapy Programs

Clinical Aromatherapy
Clinical aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from herbal plants to improve a person's health or mood. Different scents, such as ginger mint and lavender rose, may be used to help patients relax, give them energy or minimize pain.

Gentle Hand Massage
Massage promotes health and well being while enhancing the body's restorative powers. Massage can relieve stress and tension, as well as help with chronic conditions. Gentle hand massage is offered in conjunction with healing touch and provided by trained volunteers. Hand massage is offered depending upon volunteer availability, although appointments will soon be available.

Healing Touch
Healing touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The benefits of healing touch are plentiful and may include relaxation, decreased pain or stress and support for the body's natural healing process. Healing touch is currently provided depending upon volunteer availability, although appointments will soon be available.

Complementary and Alternative Therapy Locations

Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista
769 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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For More Information on Complementary and Alternative Therapies

To learn more, visit Integrative and Complementary Care in Sharp services.