Acupuncture and Cupping in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Patient Care
September 13, 2016•10 min
Lourdes Health System is committed to bringing patients the best in conventional and complementary medicine. This combination of services is called integrative medicine which has been offered at Lourdes since 1979 when the Lourdes Wellness Center opened in Collingswod, New Jersey. This was something that few health facilities offered at the time and therefore, Lourdes was well ahead of its peers in the healthcare field in recognizing the importance of preventive health and the benefits of non-traditional forms of therapy.Acupuncture serves as an established mode of treatment in modern healthcare worldwide,and is usually best used as an addition to conventional medical treatment, so that it serves as a complement to other standard care.Accomplished Lourdes Wellness Center acupuncture practitioner Sheri McLellan-Kraus, LAc, MAc, explains the critical roles for these ancient forms of care, as well as the ways in which these therapys illustrate the tenants of traditional Chinese medicine.