How Can Acupuncture Help
With Cancer Treatment Support?
There are many types of cancer treatment. Some people with cancer will have one form of treatment but most people have a combination of treatments. These range from surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy. These treatments are focused on killing cancer cell but unfortunately they kill healthy cells, also. By doing so, some of the side effects are anemia, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, fatigue and more.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), “treatment according to syndrome patterns” is the premise for all clinical applications. Adverse effects in the blood production system, immune system, digestive system and nervous system will generally appear during treatment, greatly reducing the chance of achieving an optimal outcome. By palpation of the abdomen and feeling the pulse, it is possible to find where the stagnation, excess and deficient patters were created with the cancer treatments. By inserting very fine needles in specific locations the body natural ability to heal itself is triggered, reducing the symptoms and creating a feeling of well being.