LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing will continue hosting its monthly Integrative Medicine Education Series in March and April.

Presented by the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, the program presenters will consider how integrative medicine, an increasingly popular approach to healing and health promotion, takes the whole patient into account, not just their illness.

On Thursday, March 13, from 6 to 7 p.m., Todd Kitchens, D.O., a physician at Family Health Care Associates in Auburn, will discuss “Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain.” He will explore integrative medicine’s unique approach to healing, how it differs from conventional medicine and how it benefits cancer patients.

On Monday, April 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. “Introduction to Acupuncture” will be presented by Greg Thibodeau, M.D., a physician at CMMC Family Medicine Residency. He will discuss what acupuncture is, what someone can expect from acupuncture treatments and how it is used to treat some of the common side effects of cancer and other ailments.

Both programs will be offered at the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., fifth floor.

Preregistration is required by calling 795-8250.


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