CT Family Acupuncture Offering Free 1st Treatment to Breast Cancer Patients


- natural treatment fights nausea, hot flashes and pain of chemo and radiation-

WHO?: Matt Maneggia, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Connecticut Family Acupuncture.

WHAT?: Helps breast cancer patients ease the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation with a FREE initial consultation and first treatment. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the intensity and frequency of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy. For women undergoing hormonal treatment, acupuncture decreases hot flashes that disrupt sleep and activities of daily living. Acupuncture releases endorphins to relieve pain and depression.

WHEN?: Starting TODAY, National Acupuncture Day through October 31st

WHERE?: Connecticut Family Acupuncture

173 Oakwood Avenue in West Hartford or

1212 Boston Turnpike in Bolton

WHY?: Increased inflammation is a part of the physiology of cancer. Many of the treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery also cause painful inflammation. Since acupuncture reduces inflammation and pain, patients may be able to use lower doses of pain medications, which can be addictive and cause other side effects such as constipation. Acupuncture also stimulates the body’s own natural healing power by increasing blood cell production and enhancing Natural Killer Cells and Lymphocytes which leads to an increased immune response and decreased risk of infection. Since it is a natural treatment, acupuncture can be used in conjunction with any other treatments.

Since 2007, Connecticut Family Acupuncture has utilized acupuncture, TCM work, and cupping to help thousands of people realize their optimum health naturally, without the use of pharmaceutical or surgical interventions. Nationally certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the CT Department of Public Health. Call 860.809.1125 or visit www.ctfamilyacupuncture.com.

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