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Cancer treatment can be extremely painful and harmful to the body system as a whole. Acupuncture has proven very beneficial in helping relieve pain and hasten recovery from the side effects of cancer treatments.
Ways that Acupuncture can help:
- Preventing Nausea and Vomiting: Numerous clinical trials have been conducted illustrating acupuncture’s ability to reduce nausea and vomiting associated with treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
- Pain Management: Studies show that acupuncture is effective in reducing the amount of pain in cancer patients and often has allowed patients to be able to reduce the dose or stop completely the use of drugs for pain relief.
- Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue and Digestion: Acupuncture’s whole picture approach to treatment aids in restoring a person’s energy to a balanced state and contributes to both emotional and physical healing. Patients report feeling calmer and experiencing less anxiety and worry after treatment.
- Boosting the Immune System: The body’s natural immune system can be severely damaged as a result of typical cancer treatments. Acupuncture helps to balance the body and restore the immune system. Tapping into the body’s meridians, acupuncture improves circulation in the body, aids in the regeneration of damaged nerves and heals scar tissue. Studies conducted also show acupuncture treatment has an active role in increasing a person’s white blood cell count.