Acupuncture and Cancer

Alleviate the symptoms of CancerAcupuncture and Cancer

Acupuncture and Cancer – Acupuncture and Moxibustion are powerful tools to complement conventional cancer therapy, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Also, while undergoing such therapies, acupuncture and moxibustion treatment can result in treatment being better tolerated. This leads to more successful treatment outcomes.  In particular, they play a significant role in alleviating, and in some cases preventing side effects of chemotherapy.  Weekly acupuncture and Moxibustion treatment suggested before and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Acupuncture and Cancer

As well as helping to reduce side effects, it also helps support a patient’s emotional well-being. Patients often experience a myriad of emotions throughout the process.  After the initial diagnosis, treatment plan and hopefully recovery, it can be the mind that takes a while to recover. The magnitude of the experience can be overwhelming. The initial diagnosis may result in fear, shock and anxiety.  Anger/frustration and ‘why me’ thoughts may also arise.  Furthermore, worry and concern about the future and other family members will no doubt be part of the picture.

Acupuncture can safely and effectively alleviate the symptoms of cancer including;

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hot flushes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of taste
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Metallic taste
  • Cystitis
  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Also, Difficulty in swallowing

Acupuncture and Cancer – Further information:

Cancer is dramatically on the rise. During the 60’s just 1 in 10 would suffer from cancer.  This was an estimate for the developed world. Today this figure is one in three.  According to the ONS, the incidence rate for breast cancer in the UK has risen by 70% within 30 years.

Furthermore, Acupuncture and Cancer treatment has a cumulative effect, so treatment is recommended to take place weekly.  For more information and to discuss your individual case, please do not hesitate to contact me.