Benefits of Acupuncture For Cancer Patients

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Managing Chemo & Radiation Therapy Side Effects

Acupuncture does not cure cancer.  However, patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy may experience relief from side effects through the healing benefits of acupuncture.  For cancer patients, acupuncture may:


  • Control the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
  • Treat the pain and extreme fatigue common with cancer treatment
  • Reduce muscle spasm and inflammation
  • Increase energy and, in some cases, sex drive
  • Increase blood circulation and range of motion
  • Reduce extreme dry mouth following radiation therapy
  • Reduce hot flashes associated with chemotherapy
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Relieve neuropathic pain caused by some types of chemotherapy

 

We will work with you to develop the best possible, individualized, treatment plan to minimize the side-effects of your cancer treatment and thereby maximize its benefits.


There is no charge for an initial telephone consultation to discuss how acupuncture will meet your particular health care needs.


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