These days, everyone knows about the Susan G. Koman Cancer centers but it was begun as a small memorial – one sister for another. They have been a the forefront of cancer treatment for years and are now suggesting acupuncture to cancer patients as a way of coping with pain. This is a major endorsement of acupuncture for treating pain.
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure is leading the way in helping breast cancer patients obtain acupuncture treatments to help them cope with some of the pain during their cancer treatment.
The group is helping patients who might not otherwise be able to afford the complimentary treatments.
Megan Correll recently received an acupuncture treatment from her naturopathic physician, Mihal Davis, at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Davis said her talents are not often thought of to help relieve side effects from cancer treatments.
“I think a lot of people don’t think about acupuncture as supportive care for cancer,” Davis said. “But it is incredibly effective.””