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Complementary Services

Acupuncture

Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00pm, by appointment
Moakley, 3rd floor, Multispecialty Services

Acupuncture promotes natural healing and has been used for thousands of years to treat a large variety of ailments. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. Acupuncture is safe and painless. Free appointments are available to BMC patients who are currently or were recently in treatment for cancer only. Patients should call 617.638.7540, email [email protected], or speak to their nurse to request an appointment.

Integrative Medicine Consults

Thursday afternoons, by appointment
Yawkey ACC, 5th floor, Dept. of Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine views the patient as a whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and blends the best of conventional medicine, complementary therapies, and lifestyle changes. Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, is a family physician at BMC who specializes in integrative medicine for cancer patients. In a 50-minute, one-on-one consult, she counsels on areas that may include diet, vitamins, supplements, herbs, home remedies, stress management, relaxation techniques, exercise, and hypnosis. Patients should call 617.638.7540, email [email protected], or speak to their nurse to request an appointment. A referral by the patient's primary care physician will be required. Consults are available to BMC patients only.

Look Good Feel Better

Certain Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Moakley 3rd Floor Conference Room

Beauty and hygienic care, make-up and other resources for women in treatment. See "Look Good Feel Better" on pages 9, 10, and 11 of the newsletter/calendar or call 617.414.0914 for dates. Participants must sign up in advance: call 617.414.0914.

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