WATCH: Hospitals and Acupuncturists working together to Improve Quality of Life

Get a firsthand look at how hospitals and acupuncturists can work together to improve the quality of life and care for young cancer patients

For Brain Cancer Awareness Month, the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) and director Doug Dearth are proud to release the first episode of “Getting to the Point.”

In this video you will see how Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), uses “integrated healthcare” which allows doctors to prescribe Chinese Medicine to patients.  This video features interviews with the parents of two young children who were diagnosed with brain cancer and received acupuncture/Chinese medicine services from Licensed Acupuncturist Ruth McCarty both within the hospital and at her clinic.

The parents tell of the shock of having their “normal, healthy child” suddenly undergoing emergency surgery and the grueling recovery that followed. You will learn how their children’s quality of life was helped tremendously by acupuncture and related therapies in easing their fatigue, nausea and pain especially through the process of 18 months of chemotherapy.

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About the ANF

The Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) was founded in 2014 by a diverse group of people from around the world who were concerned about common misunderstandings regarding acupuncture that are preventing it from reaching its full potential as a healthcare resource. Our vision is to “create a world where the benefits of acupuncture are known and available to all”. Our Officers and Advisers are volunteers who receive no payment for their service to the ANF. All monies raised beyond direct overhead costs are used to fund our outreach programs.

Acupuncture is currently practiced in well over 100 countries and is used to treat both people and animals (veterinary acupuncture). The scope of acupuncture practice is vast, complex, and is in a dynamic phase of growth. As such, there is a need for a organization that serves a a hub to gather and provide accurate information available to the public, healthcare providers, and health policy decision-makers about acupuncture and its practice.

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