How do you acknowledge and care for your body as it carries you through something as physical, emotional, and psychological as cancer diagnosis and treatment? Through self-care exercises, learn how body work and the power of touch can alleviate pain, tension, and muscle spasms.
This video provides an overview of acupuncture as an integrative therapy for managing symptoms such as hot flashes and insomnia (trouble sleeping). A Mass General Cancer Center patient shares how acupuncture has improved her symptoms and quality of life during treatment for breast cancer. With Mary Tricolli, RN, Lic. Ac., MAOM (Licensed Acupuncturist) and Amy Comander, MD (Director of Breast Oncology and Survivorship at Mass General Cancer Center Waltham and Newton-Wellesley Hospital).
This session is part of the Integrative Therapies for Supporting Cancer Treatment and Survivorship webinar series presented by the Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program. Integrative therapies, along with medical management, work with your unique body, mind, and spirit. This webinar series helps provide the techniques and strategies you can do at home to help you feel your best.
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