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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Fighting Cancer with Chinese Medicine

Jul 26, 2017 03:01PM

Chinese Medicine (CM) fills gaps in cancer prevention and treatment with the safe use of herbs, bodywork and supplements, as well as mind-body techniques that are beneficial for more than just symptom relief.

         CM treatments are well-known as complementary therapies to counter side effects that include nausea, pain, fatigue and insomnia from conventional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation. Acupuncture can also increase patients’ tolerance of conventional care, improving survival rates.

         CM utilizes a different understanding of the body and disease, using unique diagnostic methods and a holistic approach which fosters profound changes in physiology, increasing the chance of success in cancer treatment. Chinese herbs and diet can also be powerful tools to reduce the risk of relapse.

A PopTalk! Rethinking Cancer: Changing the Terrain of the Body, will take place at 6:15 p.m., August 3, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Admission is $5 donation. Location: 65 E. Wacker Pl., Room 17-6, Chicago. For more information, call 773-477-4822 or 888-729-4811 or visit PacificCollege.edu.