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Pharmacist-Guided Symptom Management

Personalized care for patients and their caregivers seeking extra symptom management support from medication experts.


Medication Experts

Don't let poor symptom and side effect management get in the way of your daily routine.

Improving Quality-of-Life

Speak to a medication and symptom management expert to get the most out of your medications.

Cancer Care

For patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and need extra support in managing symptoms like nausea, vomiting, insomnia, pain, and appetite loss.

Palliative Care

For patients looking for extra symptom management support during hospice care and end of life situations.

Complex Chronic Conditions

For patients who are currently taking 6 or more medications and are still having trouble managing their condition and achieving poor medical outcomes.

Patient Successes

Jeff, 58M, Throat Cancer Patient

Uncontrolled Nausea and Vomiting and Trouble with Swallowing and Eating

When my cancer returned and the oncologist changed my regimen to radiation to my mouth and throat. I was very nauseous, and it was painful just to swallow. There were so many medications, but they didn’t do much. The advice I received [at Heracles] was incredible, and completely changed how I managed my care. They were able to help me eat again.

Sue, 63F, Brain Cancer

Radiation and Chemotherapy with Appetite Loss

My chemo took my appetite from me. I had lost 20 pounds in less than a month. I was able to turn that around with the guidance of my pharmacist using some complementary solutions, including trying cannabis. I was able to enjoy food again.

Susan, 65F, Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy and Radiation causing vomiting every other day

After my weekly chemo infusions, I was feeling terrible, and even had uncontrollable bouts of vomiting. This consultation really helped me understand how to use my prescribed medications better. No more vomiting! Very knowledgeable!

Laura, 47F, Chronic Back Pain

Back pain that prevented physical activity

I have had lower back pain for 15 years from an injury. My doctors prescribed me opiates, muscle relaxants, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds, all of which were very hard to recover from. We talked about trying alternatives, and it completely changed my pain. I was able to slowly stop taking most of my pain meds!

Leanne, 68F

Chronic Sleeplessness

I have never slept well. But then I injured my back, and I was sleeping only a few hours a night. I was taking 3 meds just to sleep at night, and I would wake up drowsy and with brain fog. Now I’m down to 1 and I use some complementary medicine recommendations that do wonders! And no more hangovers!

Partners and Affiliations

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

WeHeal Foundation
Los Gatos, CA

Cancer Commons Foundation
San Jose, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Society for Integrative Oncology

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Heracles exists to reduce suffering and provide you and your loved ones access to safe and effective integrative and complementary medicine options during cancer treatment, during hospice & end of life, or complex chronic diseases and poly-pharmacy (more than 6 concurrent medications).