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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.

 

Another source for this type of information, Oncology Nurse Advisor recommends acupuncture to manage symptoms of cancer, including fatigue. This is based on many sources, including a UCLA acupuncture study with cancer patients which found that, 
Fatigue was reduced by 66% among the study participants in the treatment group.