Acupuncture For Cancer Symptoms


Acupuncture For Cancer Symptoms


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Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy often suffer severe side effects. Now, a doctor at Emory is using acupuncture to treat some of his cancer patients for their side effects. Background Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy often suffer severe side effects. Many patients then turn to health care options that are outside the realm of conventional medicine. In fact, recent studies show that up to 40 percent of patients in general seek complementary or alternative treatment. Now, a doctor at Emory is using acupuncture to treat some of his cancer patients for their side effects. This video news release features a man whose salivary glands dried-up following intense radiation for head and neck cancer. He is trying acupuncture to help relieve that symptom. Soundbites include: Dr. Peter Johnstone, Emory Radiation Oncologist; and Champ Covington, Acupuncture Patient For More Information Emory Winship Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.emory.edu


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