Located in Newnan, Georgia, the county seat of Coweta County, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Southeastern (Southeastern) is home to a family of integrative oncology services designed to support cancer patients’ emotional and physical health. These services are offered before, during and after cancer-fighting treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Acupuncture is one of many options available to patients dealing with mental or physical pain. The therapy is completely voluntary. As an added natural benefit, it often comes with few side effects.
Clinicians at the Newnan-based facility, situated in the Metro Atlanta region, apply the centuries-old Chinese practice by placing thin, sterile needles at strategic acupoints throughout the body to facilitate better energy flow. This process can be helpful for cancer patients, whose energy may have become blocked, stagnant or imbalanced because of the disease or its treatment. It is believed that once adequate energy flow is reestablished, the patient’s body and immune system can reset themselves and resume their role in natural healing.
Dedicated to the whole-patient care model, acupuncturists at the Georgia facility can tap their skills in an effort to combat cancer-related symptoms, such as anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia. Acupuncture can also help patients relieve nausea and vomiting, which are often caused by chemotherapy treatments. Acupuncturists may also help patients manage general and cancer-related pain.
Because each patient has different needs, acupuncturists work with other integrative oncology clinicians to design an individual treatment plan that takes into account each patient’s health history, status, needs and symptoms. Acupuncturists at Southeastern consult with the patient’s other integrative oncology and cancer treatment clinicians before beginning acupuncture sessions, to ensure the supportive therapies are appropriate and as comprehensive as possible. Like our other integrative oncology clinicians, the acupuncturists at our Newnan hospital make a special effort to keep in close contact with patients, to make sure they are getting the support they need as symptoms change or develop.