Women's Health

How Acupuncture Can Ease Breast Cancer Pain

Mixing Western with Eastern medicine

With the rising crisis of opioid-addiction making its way across the United States, Dr. Cynara Coomer, director of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, said that it is imperative to explore the mix of Western and Eastern medicine for controlling the pain and discomfort associated with breast cancer treatment. “It is important for physicians to find other means of pain control for our patients. This is yet another study that reveals the benefits of acupuncture in treating pain,” she said.