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Gwinnett office to offer acupuncture for cancer patients

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville office of Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia will soon add a unique offering to its integrative oncology program: acupuncture.

Beginning Thursday, the office located at 311 Philip Blvd. will offer the service that involves the painless insertion of very fine needles into the body. It will be incorporated into RCOG's integrative oncology program, which focuses on supportive cancer services like nutrition and massage.

"Acupuncture treatment focuses on a holistic, or whole person, concept of the body and wellness," said acupuncturist Dr. Laura Bowman, who will offer weekly treatments at RCOG-Gwinnett. "The needles act like micro batteries to move energy, or 'qi,' through pathways that restore the body to proper balance and function."

To goal, medical director Dr. Tracy McElveen said, is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.

"We are excited to enhance our patient services by incorporating acupuncture into our integrative oncology program," McElveen said. "Expanding our treatment options will allow us to better treat our patients as a whole."

Acupuncture services will be complimentary for a limited time as the program launches.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 770-995-3000.

Comments

kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

Better make sure this service is an in-network provider before going to get this done. Many providers hire sub-contractors to do some of the work, which you will then be responsible to pay all of it or most of it.

Beware- ask your provider who else they hire to do their work that is not part of their own staff.

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