If you or someone you love is undergoing cancer treatment, acupuncture will help in many ways. Medical science has shown how it affects many systems in the body, setting in motion a whole host of healing effects.
Understandably, the diagnosis and treatment for cancer brings some measure of stress, anxiety and/or depression. Acupuncture can help with this because one of acupuncture’s most common side effects is bringing a sense of calm and well-being. There’s a reason why that happens, which has been researched, so ask us how at your visit.
Additionally, acupuncture blunts some of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment such as nausea, fatigue, dry mouth, aches and pains, constipation, hot flashes and insomnia. It also reverses the peripheral neuropathy that is the side effects of certain treatments.
Cancer treatment has evolved at an accelerated pace in the past decade, with new methods of identification and targeting tumors and cells. Once someone gets a diagnosis the treatment strategy is customized to combine a sequence of targeted methods. Treating people through the arc of recovery is a great use of acupuncture, so take advantage of it if you can.
Here is more information from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, where I did my training in Oncology Acupuncture.