Acupuncture cancer treatment support provides high quality acupuncture before, during and after chemotherapy, radiation and surgical procedures. Treatments promote healing, reduce stress and boost the immune system.
Types of Cancer Supported
Our patients are being treated for many different types of cancer, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, leukemia, colorectal cancer, kidney (renal) cancer, bladder cancer and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They arrive at our clinic at all stages of their treatment, some right in the beginning, others well into the process.
They are all seeking support and relief. Support with their daily functioning and relief from pain and discomfort. Acupuncture affords powerful support and relief by addressing the specific issues that arise for each patient. This includes nausea, pain, fatigue, hot flashes, depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, sinus pressure, cognitive issues, motor skills, to name a few.
How Acupuncture Supports Cancer Treatment
The following is an example of acupuncture cancer treatment support. One recent breast cancer patient was struggling with hot flashes and night sweats. Post surgery she was prescribed tamoxifen, an effective medication to prevent recurrence of the cancer. However, it triggered severe heat symptoms. Acupuncture effectively resolves hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women, and it has the same beneficial effect for patients taking tamoxifen.
That’s because acupuncture restores balance. In menopausal women, a hormone change causes heat symptoms. Acupuncture helps the body adjust to the new hormone levels. Once the body has adjusted, the hot flashes and night sweats naturally resolve.
The same process occurs when medications trigger an imbalance in the body. Tamoxifen is designed to reduce estrogen and progesterone in the body, in this way reducing chances of breast cancer returning. But as a result it causes symptoms similar to menopause. In this case, acupuncture helps the body adjust to the medication-induced imbalances, resolving the unwanted symptoms in the process.
Chemo Induced Nausea
Another example of acupuncture cancer treatment support involves reducing nausea after chemotherapy. Acupuncture is very effective at reducing nausea in all situations. We help pregnant women overcome morning sickness in the first trimester of pregnancy. Acupuncture also helps people who have nausea associated with migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.
Likewise, acupuncture helps cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with their nausea. The principle of treatment is the same for all nausea situations. Chinese medicine recognizes nausea as rebellious stomach qi (energy). Stomach energy is supposed to travel downward, following the digestive tract. However, certain situations interfere with the stomach’s natural trajectory, causing it to rebel upwards. When it does, we feel nausea.
Acupuncture harmonizes the stomach, helping the stomach restore it’s natural descending function. This miraculously resolves nausea. The treatment is as elegant as it is simple. If more people knew how amazing acupuncture was at resolving nausea, there would be no need for nausea medications any more.
Acupuncture cancer treatment support helps ease the pain and discomfort of radiation, which can often cause red, burning, damaged skin. In this case, acupuncture clears toxic heat from the skin, and increases blood circulation to damaged skin, speeding up recovery to the distressed areas. Treatments are safe and completely natural, with no side effects.
Emotional Support from Acupuncture
Acupuncture cancer treatment support also works on the emotional level. It is an amazing emotion booster, naturally reducing stress, lifting depression and easing anxiety. Every emotional condition has a different root cause, and acupuncture addresses each one, specifically targeting the problem.
For example, anxiety is most often a heart issue. Acupuncture eases anxiety by nourishing the heart qi. Stress and depression have their root in liver qi stagnation. Acupuncture is a powerful natural remedy for qi stagnation. Increasing qi circulation eases the emotions of stress and depression. You need to experience it yourself to understand the power and effectiveness of this treatment.
Acupuncture Cancer Treatment Support
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What our Clients are Saying
I developed severe nausea during my chemotherapy treatments. Raleigh Acupuncture really helped. With each round of treatment I went for a few acupuncture treatments and each time they helped. I got through my cancer treatment easier with their help.