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.

Like all treatments, acupuncture isn’t for everyone and will not always be effective, but 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, and find patients appreciate the holistic care we provide. 

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 generally give Chinese herbal medicine while actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments, unless under the permission of a patients oncologist. 

If you are the one supporting a friend or family member through cancer, we are also here to support you. Sometimes the best way we can help others is take good care of ourselves, so we can bring our best as a support person. 

Going Through Cancer Treatments? 

If you are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, your first consult and acupuncture treatment with us will be reduced by 50%. 

Come and find out how we can support you on your journey with cancer. 

Additional Reading & Research

Use of acupuncture to alleviate side effects in radiation oncology: Current evidence and future directions

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5514158/

Acupuncture as a complementary treatment for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24815460

Acupuncture combined with methylcobalamin for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with multiple myeloma

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5223334/

Acupuncture Alleviates Chemotherapy Peripheral Neuropathy

www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1500-acupuncture-alleviates-chemotherapy-peripheral-neuropathy

A feasibility study to examine the role of acupuncture to reduce symptoms of lymphoedema after breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24990160

Acupuncture in the treatment of upper-limb lymphedema: results of a pilot study.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23576267

Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4764722/

Acupuncture: could it become everyday practice in oncology?

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4925730/

The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-associated gastrointestinal symptoms in gastric cancer

www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/article/view/3296/2364

Chinese Herbal Medicine as an Adjunctive Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4876224/

Acupuncture as anticancer treatment?

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5320457/