Therapeutic Healing Institute (THI) is meeting the needs of cancer patients who seek more healing oriented approaches to health. In existence since 2004, THI has become a premier integrative health resource for Sioux Falls and it's surrounding communities. This is the first program of its kind in the area to offer fully developed programs in community awareness, education, and integrative health therapies.
In 2003, the concept of THI was written and founded by Tom Luke, Executive Director and Director of Integrative Health. A focus committee group was formed and funds were raised to begin offering patient services through THI. In 2004, THI received it's nonprofit 501 (c)(3) status. THI has received funding from Avera Race Against Breast Cancer, the Avera Foundation/Community Funds, and Sanford Health Foundation. In addition to the help from the medical community, THI received funding from the South Dakota division of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Individual, corporate, and other local foundations, such as the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, RRR Elmen Foundation, and the Sheldon F. Reese Foundation, have also played a part, generously making it possible for THI to grow year by year, offering much needed services to cancer patients seeking help in their healing process. Our patient services are thriving and grow significantly each year. Funding has been provided thru individual, corporate, and foundation grants. Occasionally, patients andfamilies made a donation to help with our work. The funds donated to THI have allowed us to continue and honor our mission statement.
The basic principle of integrative medicine is a partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process. The appropriate use of conventional and complementary methods facilitates the innate healing response. Therapeutic Healing Institute (THI) advocates Complementary Integrative Medicine (CIM) and provides integrative health programs as a complete and personal solution that puts patients in the place of empowerment with their own health. We offer a place where we integrate the best models of non-invasive healing methods that bridge different practices and therapies.
Complementary Integrative Medicine (CIM) combines traditional western medicine and complementary approaches and supports but does not replace conventional therapy. It is used for managing symptoms; increasing wellness, quality of life, sense of wellbeing, and improving treatment efficiencies.
"As a THI medical advisor and a member of Integrative Medicine at Yale, I am convinced of the potential efficacy of complementary and integrative therapies (CIM) to help manage symptoms common in the treatment of cancer. As interest in CIM grows among both patients and providers, we strive for rigorous and open-minded research toward combining the best evidenced-based therapies from both allopathic and non-allopathic systems. CIM therapies can contribute to improve overall quality of life for many patients and should be considered as part of a patient's integrated care plan.”
JonathanWeber ,MA, PA-C
Yale University Health Services
Internal Medicine/ In-patient CareAssistant Professor