CHEMOTHERAPY ADJUNCT PROGRAM
Family Health Acupuncture PLLC has a well-developed Chemotherapy Adjunct Program refined through the experience of assisting patients in all stages of cancer care. Following the protocol and guidelines of Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, patients can receive continuous care prior, during and following Chemotherapy. As a result, acupuncture can ease nausea, fatigue, dizziness, hot flashes, digestive problems, muscle ache and other discomforts of Chemotherapy. In addition, patients receive dietary care that can prevent the recurrence of complications. If you live close to one of our locations, please call prior to beginning Chemotherapy so that we can help you through the process and limit the discomfort.
At Family Health Acupuncture pllc, we have frequently enjoyed success with patients suffering from misalignment of the spine known as Scoliosis. Regardless of whether the misalignment is a result of congenital or developmental causes, our treatments of acupuncture and tui na (Chinese medical massage) have been helpful in reducing the frequency of spasm that accompany this debilitating condition. The structural abnormalities and spinal deformations of scoliosis are a largely unchangeable condition. The goal of our treatment is not to correct or alter that misalignment. Our patients with scoliosis have responded positively to a simple weekly program focused solely on the recurrent spasms of the back. The frequency of spasms of the middle back, that often accompany recurrent hip and shoulder pain, reduced in our patients.
At the behest of many patients, Family Health Acupuncture pllc now provides treatments for smoking cessation. Unlike every other condition treated at our offices, the habit of smoking is not an illness. Therefore, we do not seek to cure the habit. In a simple treatment regimen of typically 3 to 5 visits, our treatments have assisted patients to quit smoking. Some patients, who have smoked as long as 50 or 60 years, have quit in as little as 1 or 2 sessions. However, some patients have shown that treatments did effect a change in their enjoyment of cigarettes, but these patients stubbornly continued to smoke. This is the nature of a habit, not an illness. These kinds of results are not typical of Family Health Acupuncture, which enjoys a very high success rate in the treatment of illness. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not provide coverage for quitting smoking.