News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center January 2011 – Issue 66
Acupuncture for Cancer Pain Acupuncture, an ancient mode of Chinese medicine, can help treat some cancer side effects and pain. Many patients use it to help with nausea caused by chemotherapy. Others find it eases the pain caused by cancer itself or treatment side effects.
During the session, a licensed acupuncturist inserts very fine needles into specific points on the patient’s skin. Patients usually wear regular clothing during the session.
Some patients may feel a slight poke as the needle goes in, but most only feel a little pressure. Most acupuncture appointments take less than 30 minutes. No special preparation is required.
Te Cancer Learning Center
Te Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center offers free acupuncture for Huntsman Cancer Institute patients. Please call 801-587-4585 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
(CLC) is a free resource library on the first floor of
Huntsman Cancer Institute 801-581-6365 1-888-424-2100
CANCER LEARNING CENTER RESOURCES
Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Uterine Cancer by Teresa P. Diaz-Montes
Kicking Butts: Quit Smoking and Take Charge of Your Health by the American Cancer Society
Resource Guide for People with Pain by Purdue Pharma L.P.
Many patients find that acupuncture eases pain and nausea caused by treatment side effects or by cancer itself.
Beauty in the Building
This painting by Jos. A.F. Everett can be found in the Clinic E hallway near the exam rooms. Art in Huntsman Cancer Institute buildings was donated for patients to enjoy. For more information about donating fine art to HCI, please contact Roni Whittle at 801-587-9315.
Fitness activities for current and former patients
and their families Yoga
Tuesdays 5–6 p.m. Fridays 10–11 a.m.
For more information, call the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585
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