Acupuncture for Cancer Patients Bridgeview IL

It is important to work with a licensed acupuncturist with training equivalent to a master’s degree. It is also a good idea to only work with acupuncturists who have experience working with people with cancer. Be sure the therapist uses disposable, single-use needles and a sterile technique to deliver the treatments.

John A Kulig DC
(708) 433-1593
10444 S. Central
Oak Lawn, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Jeffrey R Hoekstra
(708) 423-1440
10250 S. Cental Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Business
Hoekstra Chiropractic
Specialties
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Kinesio Taping
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross, Aetna, Medicare, PHCS, United Health Care, Optum Health, Cigna, Humana, HFN, CoreSource
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: National University of Health Sciences, 2006

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Brannigan Chiropractic Center, PC
(708) 589-6666
1400 Ravinia Place
Orland Park, IL
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Call now for an Evaluation and we will donate $20 to the Crisis Center in Tinley Park after your first visit!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness Center
(630) 598-9199
5157 Main St
Downers Grove, IL
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Mention this listing and receive the initial Exam, Consultation, and X-Rays for Free!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Olympic Chiropractic & Physical Therapy--Elmhurst
(630) 344-9904
533 South York Rd
Elmhurst, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Jeffrey R. Hoekstra
(708) 423-1440
10250 S. Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Business
Hoekstra Chiropractic
Specialties
Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Rehab, Massage
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, PHCS, CoreSource, United Health Care
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: National University of Health Sciences,
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Languages Spoken: English

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DC Ortho-Neuro
(630) 447-9980
2869 83 st
Darien, IL
Promotion
Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Lifestyle Chiropractic
(773) 609-0954
1746 E 55th St
Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

West Loop Health and Sports Performance Center
(312) 574-3433
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Chicago, IL
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Free initial examination on first visit!
Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Windy City Wellness
(773) 231-6718
1811 W North Ave # 202
Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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Can Acupuncture Help Ease Cancer Treatment?

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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine based on the premise that health is determined by a balanced flow of the vital energy known as qi (pronounced chi). Qi flows along 12 major pathways, called meridians, linked to major organs. Small needles are inserted into one or more of the acupoints along the meridians.

Research into acupuncture in relation to cancer treatment has focused primarily on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. According to an evaluation of data from 11 clinical trials in the Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry (a government-funded database of controlled trials), acupuncture reduced acute chemotherapy-induced vomiting. Acupuncture has also been shown to alleviate cancer-related pain and dry mouth. Recent research indicates it can help relieve cancer-related menopausal symptoms as well. (Menopausal symptoms can occur following chemotherapy or can be surgically-induced when the ovaries are removed.) Acupuncture is currently being studied in relation to immune enhancement, diarrhea relief, and shortness of breath in cases of advanced lung cancer.

Interest regarding use of acupuncture in anesthesia is also gaining momentum. Acupuncture can be used to reduce the amount of anesthesia medications needed before surgery, enhance the effects of anesthesia, or in some rare cases take the place of anesthesia for less complex surgeries. Acupuncture anesthesia research is in its infancy; however, this approach may become a viable option for people who can’t tolerate anesthesia or who want to reduce the amount of anesthesia medication they’re given.

It is important to work with a licensed acupuncturist with training equivalent to a master’s degree. It is also a good idea to only work with acupuncturists who have experience working with people with cancer. Be sure the therapist uses disposable, single-use needles and a sterile technique to deliver the treatments.

For more information on acupuncture, visit one of these websites: www.acaom.org (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine); www.aaom.org (American Association of Oriental Medicine); or www.ccaom.org (Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Adapted from Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrated Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing by Lise Alschuler, ND, and Karolyn A. Gazella (Celestial Arts, 2007)

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