Cancer Care

In many cases, cancer can be cured, especially when it’s detected early.  There are more treatments available now than ever before to cure cancer or slow it from spreading, relieve its symptoms, and help you live a healthier life.  It’s also important to know that you have options in addition to standard medical therapies. 

 

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How Acupuncture can helps Cancer Care?

Acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine (TEM) have been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions.  It can safely be used to naturally support your body and mind as you undergo conventional cancer treatments.

During a treatment, energy is believed to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. When energy is flowing freely through the meridians, it stimulates the immune system, which is thought to promote healing and balance. In contrast, pain or illness may occur when the flow of energy is disturbed or off balance. A goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and healthy energy flow through the body to control pain and other symptoms.

Understanding treatments and their side effect.  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 lots of 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 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. 

 

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It is important to remember that acupuncture is not a quick fix.

Acupuncture and TEM have been used to maintain health and relieve symptoms.  We works to treat imbalances in the body’s Qi, or vital energy, by inserting fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points.

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

We may also provide acupressure, nutrition and an exercise program designed to help you stay as healthy as possible.  We may also recommend herbal medicines.

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

Acupuncture treating the person, not just the disease

Acupuncture take a holistic, or whole-body, approach to cancer care.  This means that not only will your symptoms be considered, but also your lifestyle, emotion, and overall health.  Your whole being will be taken into account, not just the cancer.  When you work with us to improve your health and relieve your side effects, you are not only helping yourself get the most from conventional treatments, you’re taking back the control of your own life and adopting some simple lifestyle changes, you will be on your way toward a healthier, happier, pain-free life.