Cancer Center Uses Acupuncture to Help Patients
Excerpted from the Northwestern Hospital press release:
The Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care was unveiled Monday night, April 19, at a ceremony that marked the debut of a novel center for treating breast and gynecological cancers and honored the First Lady of Chicago.
The new two-floor center offers a unique "one-stop shopping" integrative, holistic approach that addresses and centralizes all of a woman's needs -- emotional, aesthetic and physical -- during treatment.
A patient can easily access services to improve her quality of life in the same place she is seeing internationally renowned medical oncologists, gyne- and surgical oncologists and receiving cutting-edge therapy for breast and gynecological cancers.
At the new Center for Women's Cancer Care, women can get acupuncture or Reiki, visit a nutritionist or see a health psychologist to cope with their diagnoses and life during treatment. Adding to the convenience, a woman can receive many of these services while she is being infused with chemotherapy. A new program also offers rehabilitation services for women to maximize their strength and endurance.
Fatigue was reduced by 66% among the study participants in the treatment group.