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Free Acupuncture for Cancer Patients

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Post #: 9
Living Well with Cancer

Through funding generously provided by Bita's Run for Wellness, a 5K event held in Olney, MD, the Faculty Supervised Student Clinic of Tai Sophia Institute is currently offering free acupuncture treatments to cancer patients who are residents of Montgomery and Howard counties.

Up to 15 individuals can receive up to 15 acupuncture treatments at any of Tai Sophia's Faculty Supervised Student Clinics, which are located in Silver Spring, Laurel, and Baltimore, MD.

Acupuncture has been used extensively as a complement to traditional cancer treatment. Many patients have reported improvements in how they feel overall, as well as reductions in the discomfort resulting from chemotherapy and radiation.

The acupuncture treatments are provided by Tai Sophia interns in their third year of the Master of Acupuncture program who are supervised by licensed faculty practitioners.

For more information, please contact Anita Smith at 540-255-5050, or smithaew@gmail.com. I am currently booking appointments.

About Bita's Run:
Bita's Run for Wellness is a 5K event named after one of its founders, Bita Twiford. Bita stood by the Golden Rule, "Do onto others as you would want done to you." Her life was dedicated to serving those less fortunate and in any way possible. She passed away from complications of cancer treatment in 1996. The 5K race began in 1992 to support local people in need in the Olney area. The event continued after Bita's death through 2003, with funds being donated to local institutions. On October 3, 2009, the race was resurrected by Bita's daughter, and the funds raised from the 2009 event were used to create the Living Well with Cancer program at the Tai Sophia Institute to help individuals experiencing the side effects of cancer treatment.
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