Section: Saint Barnabas Medical Center News

Weekly Chi Kung Class Available to Cancer Patients at Saint Barnabas Medical Center


Livingston, NJ – A cancer diagnosis propels many people into a world of unfamiliar and perhaps frightening emotions. Because there are many ways to cope with these feelings, The Cancer Center of Saint Barnabas offers many services designed to help patients and their loved ones facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Cancer Program of Saint Barnabas recently introduced “Chi Kung for Healing”, available free to cancer patients and survivors treated at Saint Barnabas and from the community. There is growing evidence that the mind-body practice of Chi Kung, a form of Tai Chi which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. It involves physical movement, mental focus and deep breathing.

“Our Chi Kung class is a good fit for those who are undergoing cancer treatment and would like to gently move and strengthen their body and spirit as well as our cancer survivors who have completed treatment and want to maintain good health,” explains Angela McCabe, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Psychosocial Support Services and Community Outreach at Saint Barnabas.

“Chi Kung for Healing” is part of The Cancer Program of Saint Barnabas’s extensive array of free services available to its patients. Services include individual and group counseling, art therapy, genetic counseling, holistic nurse services like Reflexology and Reiki, and spiritual care. Taught by Miriam Shankman, a Certified Chi Kung Teacher and Healer with 16 years experience, “Chi Kung for Healing” meets on Monday evenings. For more information and to registration, please call Ms. McCabe at 973-322-2668.

Date: July 11, 2013

Contact: Samantha Anton
Assistant Director, Marketing/Public Relations

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