The Petersburg Medical Center set plans in motion to expand service to include acupuncture. The Medical Center Board of Directors approved a proposal for acupuncture training for Chief of Staff Dr. Jennifer Hyer.
Hyer will study medical acupuncture at the Helms Medical Institute, in Phoenix, Ariz. beginning this fall and wrapping up training in the spring.
The Medical Center Board approved the $15,000 proposal in order to bring an alternative treatment to patients.
“Acupuncture is widely used for depression, allergies, chronic pain, chemo therapy-related side effects such as nausea, diar...