The benefits of medical acupuncture

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A Spectrum Health doctor is using his personal experience as a cancer survivor to look for treatment options, beyond traditional medicine, to help others. Dr. Leonard Wright is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture and the Administrative Medical Director of the Hospice and Palliative care departments at Spectrum Health.

Doctors told Dr. Wright that there wasn’t much they could do for him when he was diagnosed with cancer. He decided to explore his own treatment options, and discovered acupuncture.

Medical acupuncture utilizes the same points as Chinese acupuncture combined with the experience of formal medicine. The needles used are solid and are slimmer than traditional needles.

Medical acupuncture can help treat side effects of cancer and chemotherapy like pain, nausea and vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, and fatigue.

If you’re interested in exploring medical acupuncture treatment, speak with your doctor or call Spectrum Health at (616) 486-5990 to request an initial consultation to learn if acupuncture might help you.

Spectrum Health Regional Cancer Center
145 Michigan Street. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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