Acupuncture has long been recognized as a powerful adjunct therapy for cancer patients. In fact, many of our country’s leading cancer hospitals utilize acupuncture to help their patients avoid the side effects of conventional treatment.
With extensive post-graduate training from leading practitioners in this country as well as China we find working with cancer patients especially rewarding. Acupuncture has proven to be very effective at reducing many of the side effects associated with conventional cancer treatments allowing patients to more easily tolerate treatment and address any side effects that arise.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized that acupuncture can be effective at relieving common side effects including:
- Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy induced neutropenia
- Weight loss
- Poor appetite
- Dry mouth
- Hot flashes
- Nerve problems
- Constipation and diarrhea
Acupuncture can also relieve stress, depression and anxiety, and that can greatly improve your quality of life during this challenging time.