LEWISTON – “Healing Principles of Chinese Medicine: Easing into Winter with the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine” will be the topic of the second installment of a five-part Cancer Wellness and Support Group series set to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Central Maine Medical Center.

Physician assistant Sally Van Snepson, a licensed acupuncturist, will discuss the principles and benefits of Chinese medicine, focusing on nutrition and seasonal eating for people living with cancer. Participants are asked to bring a recipe for their favorite winter meal for discussion and a recipe swap.

Van Snepson graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle with a master’s degree in acupuncture and later earned her a physician assistant degree from the University of New England in Biddeford. She is a member of the clinical staff at the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lewiston.

The program will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Conference Room I at CMMC.

The CMMC Cancer Wellness and Support Group is open to people living with cancer, as well as their spouses/partners, family members and caregivers. There is no fee for participation. For more information, call Kerry Irish at 795-7118.


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