Acupuncture

Acupuncture dates back some 5,000 years and is one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine. Following the basic laws of nature, acupuncture restores balance and harmony to our vital life force. It is a gentle, drug-free approach to healing which has the capacity to address the needs of the individual’s body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture deals with the whole person and so promotes an improved state of health and an enhanced quality of life. Most often, acupuncture is used for cancer patients to reduce the symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Only the finest quality of stainless steel, pre-sterilized disposable needles are used. Acupuncture can help with the following side effects: nausea/vomiting, pain, neuropathy, situational depression, lack of energy, insomnia, emotional difficulties and depleted immune system.

Memorial's acupuncture services are provided by Paul Enright. Paul received his Master's degree in Oriental Medicine in 1998 from the Midwest College for Oriental Medicine in Chicago. He spent six weeks training in Guang Zho University in China.  He specialized in chronic pain, women's health, neurological disorders, digestive problems and wrote his Masters thesis on Chinese medicine and sports medicine. 

How do I get started?

Every Memorial Regional Cancer Center patient may receive up to three, free complementary services. To schedule an appointment, please have your nurse or therapist start the referral process for you. Once this is done, Paul will contact you to arrange a convenient appointment schedule.   

When?

Monday through Friday.  Conveniently scheduled around your treatment times. 

Where?

Acupuncture is performed at Memorial Regional Cancer Center's Complementary Services Suite.