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

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

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/

Physical Address

Newtown Acupuncture Centre

82 Riddiford Street

Newtown, Wellington 6021

Postal Address

Newtown Acupuncture Centre

PO Box 7047

Newtown 6142

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