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Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

A frequently asked question we receive by patients undergoing cancer treatment is, “Can acupuncture help me?” And the answer is YES. We have treated numerous patients during cancer treatments as well as those who are in remission and want to regain balance.

Acupuncture can be a wonderful tool and benefits patients undergoing treatment in many ways. Here are just a few of the ways acupuncture can be of benefit during and after cancer treatment:

Nausea and Vomiting:  Acupuncture can reduce the intensity and frequency of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy.

Sleep: Cancer patients suffer sleep disruption and insomnia due to discomfort, anxiety and depression and many times the medications cause difficulty with sleep. Acupuncture can relieve the pain and calm the mind which enables patients to get a deep sleep. Rest is required for recovery and healing.

Pain Management: Acupuncture is very effective for managing pain related to tumors, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and inflammation. Patients who receive acupuncture may be able to use lower doses of pain medications.

Hot Flashes: Many women undergoing treatment for breast cancer experience hot flashes that disrupt sleep and regular daily activities. Acupuncture can decrease the intensity and frequency.

Additional benefits include improvement in fatigue, anxiety, depression, diarrhea and overall quality of life. If you or someone you know is going through cancer treatment, please consider adding acupuncture to your treatment plan. But, don’t take our word for it…click here to read a wonderful testimonial from a very dear patient who is kicking breast cancer’s butt!