Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | May 24, 2013

Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Recent advances in acupuncture in cancer care and clinical research suggest that acupuncture may provide clinical benefit for cancer patients. Cancer treatment-related side effects include nausea and vomiting, post-operative pain, cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-induced leukopenia, postchemotherapy fatigue, xerostomia, insomnia, and anxiety which all can affect the quality of life.

Weidong Lu, MB, MPH,a,b Elizabeth Dean-Clower, MD, MPH,a,b Anne Doherty-Gilman, MPH,b and David S. Rosenthal, MDa,b,c

Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Many scholars agree that Acupuncture has strong research indicating that it a safe and effective treatment for those people who have certain types of cancer. Acupuncture also appears to be beneficial for those patients who have nausea and vomiting as side effects associated with chemotherapy. Acupuncture may also be beneficial to cancer patients with symptoms of low appetite, headaches, pain, and fatigue. 

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Many patients say Acupuncture Helps Ease Side Effects and Symptoms of Some Cancers.

Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects — such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting are associated with a variety of cancers and their treatments. Experts from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service, who have either conducted or reviewed many of those studies, recommend that cancer patients interested in acupuncture seek a certified or licensed acupuncturist who has the training or past experience working with individuals with cancer.

Acupuncture Helps Ease Side Effects and Symptoms of Some Cancers

Visit Acupuncture Zen and ask Dr. Tony Willcox PhD. about the benefits of Acupuncture.


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