Cancer Care

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Cancer is an overall term for a group of diseases that occur when cells begin to reproduce  abnormally, eventually damaging or killing healthy tissue.

Most cancers are named according to where they begin in the body, and there are more than 100 different types. The most common are breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.

Your treatment plan will be based on many factors, including the type and stage (how far it has spread) of the cancer and your overall health.

While cancer treatments have proven to be effective, they do have serious side effects to take into account. The most common treatments include: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Biological therapy.

 

 

How Acupuncture and TCM can help?

Acupuncture and TCM have been used for thousands of years to maintain health and relieve symptoms. Practitioners work to treat imbalances in the body’s Qi, or vital energy, by inserting fine, strile needles at specific acupoints.

Acupuncture can be safely used as a complement to conventional cancer treatment. In fact, in many cancer cases it’s recommended as a way to soothe and reduce side effects. According to the National Institutes of Health, Acupuncture has been found to be effective in relieving: 

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Post-Surgical pain

Acupuncture and TCM can also help relieve stress, depression and anxiety, which can greatly improve your quality of life during this challenging time.

In addition to acupuncture, you may also get acupressure massage, cupping, nutritional counseling, or an exercise program designed to help you stay as healthy as possible. Your acupuncturist may also recommend herbal medicines or other supplements.

Remember to always communicate with your health care provider about these and any other medications you take in order to avoid any drug interactions.

Treating the person, not just the disease

Acupuncturists take a holistic, whole-body, approach to cancer care. This means that not only will your symptoms be considered, but also your lifestyle, emotional state, and overall health.

Your whole being will be taken into account, not just the cancer. When you work with your practitioner to improve your health and relieve your side effects, you are not only helping yourself get the most from conventional treatment, you are also taking back control of your own life.

The American College of Chest Physicians recommends that acupuncture be used for patients who experience fatigue, dyspnea, chemo-therapy induced neuropathy or to soothe symptoms of pain, nausea and vomiting, especially in patients who have lung cancer.

  

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