Treating the adverse side effects of cancer treatment
Helping you cope through challenging times
Finding your way through a cancer diagnosis, and the uncertainties that brings can be a lot. There is the psychological weight of it all, plus the potential physical changes and challenges that come along with it. Having a broad range of supportive strategies in place may make the journey that little bit easier.
Acupuncture has been shown to be a good supportive option for helping patients deal with some of the side effects of conventional cancer treatments. In particular, research tends to be positive for acupunctures use in the areas of
CIPN (chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain)
Recovering from cancer requires a genuine focus on wellness and positive outcomes, and we believe that acupuncture can be a great adjunctive therapy to help you maintain your health both during your conventional treatments as well as after the treatment is complete and you look to attain your best health.
We may also recommend supplements (if not contraindicated, and you are no longer doing chemotherapy) to help your immune system recover. We also still treat each individual from our unique diagnostic perspective, and support the body to rebalance.
We have a range of medicinal mushrooms that have been shown to support normal immune function
Traditional herbal formulas that target different organ systems may be useful for supporting digestion, fatigue, mood disorders etc
Additional Reading & Research
Use of acupuncture to alleviate side effects in radiation oncology: Current evidence and future directions
Acupuncture for palliative cancer pain management: systematic review
Acupuncture for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes
Acupuncture as a complementary treatment for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
Acupuncture combined with methylcobalamin for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with multiple myeloma
The Effects of Acupuncture on Cancer-Related Fatigue: Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Acupuncture: could it become everyday practice in oncology?
Chinese Herbal Medicine as an Adjunctive Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Acupuncture as anticancer treatment?
Acupuncture as a Treatment Within Integrative Health for Palliative Care: A Brief Narrative Review of Evidence and Recommendations