Village Acupuncture

Center for Optimum Health

Living with Cancer

Over 23 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States. Although we not longer keep cancer a secret or

One of our patients, Jane, first came into our office seven years ago after breaking her shoulder and tearing her rotator cuff. After recovering 100% of her shoulder mobility she was impressed with acupuncture so she continued to get treatment for her arthritis and foot pain.

Then, years later, Jane was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hers was an aggressive cancer that warranted immediate surgery to remove part of her pancreas, gall bladder and stomach (known as the Whipple procedure). As soon as she was able, Jane began a regular acupuncture regimen to  accompany her chemotherapy treatments.


whisper about it in polite company, the word still triggers fear in even the stoutest of hearts. There are over 300 different types of malignancies with differing treatments, symptoms and prognosis. Because of early detection and prompt medical care, cancer survival rates continue to improve in the United States. Nonetheless strong emotions and strong treatments still leave people that have been diagnosed with cancer reeling physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We are often asked if we treat cancer patients. Yes we do, definitely. Noriko often explains that “We don’t claim that acupuncture cures cancer, but acupuncture can make a huge difference in one’s quality of life.”

According to the National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute, acupuncture helps with pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy and it can be used to strengthen the immune system. Of course, we know it helps in many other ways as well. Research clearly shows that acupuncture successfully treats the side effects of cancer treatment, often more successfully than standard treatment.

Acupuncture and herbal therapy can be used to:


Therapeutic Yoga Classes

with Simone Palmieri

Fridays 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Call 916-715-3225

to register

Simone has extensive training and experience working with people who suffer with chronic illness, pain or limited mobility to help them better manage their unpredictable wellness. She is also available on Friday afternoons for private yoga therapy sessions. Please contact her directly to register for classes or for appointment availability.

Intro to Acupuncture

Time and Date to be Announced

Join Noriko Nagato L.Ac. for an informative talk. Every 6 to 8 weeks she teaches patients about Asian Medicine and how it works. This class is appropriate for both established patients and new patients. There is a demonstration at the end of class. Call 786-0695 to register or drop us an e-mail to let us know you’d like to attend.

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