Treating the adverse side effects of cancer treatment
Modern cancer treatments can be very effective at saving and prolonging life, but they sometimes come with debilitating adverse side effects. It is worth considering acupuncture to help support your body and mind through a cancer diagnosis and treatments.
If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, or have ongoing effects from treatment, acupuncture could be well worth a try. We see a variety of cancer patients in the clinic, all at different stages of their journey. Having a team of people around you to offer you their support in this time can make all the difference.
Our facility is conveniently located opposite Wellington Hospital, and is a few buildings from The Cancer Society. We are also flexible in our scheduling, as we understand that some days are simply not as easy as others to visit the clinic.
As cancer treatments can be fairly complicated, we endeavor to keep specialists informed of treatments. We have Chinese herbal supplements available post recovery from cancer treatments, however do not give Chinese herbal medicine while actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments, unless under the permission of a patients oncologist.
Additional Reading & Research
Use of acupuncture to alleviate side effects in radiation oncology: Current evidence and future directions
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
Acupuncture Alleviates Chemotherapy Peripheral Neuropathy
Acupuncture in the treatment of upper-limb lymphedema: results of a pilot study.
Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Acupuncture: could it become everyday practice in oncology?
The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-associated gastrointestinal symptoms in gastric cancer
Chinese Herbal Medicine as an Adjunctive Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Acupuncture as anticancer treatment?