Acupuncture has been around for approximately 3,000 years and originated in China. It is a type of alternative medicine that involves inserting specialized needles into the skin at very specific points. The treatment may help with a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, neurological issues and gastro-intestinal disorders. You have probably seen the treatment…
Cancer Acupuncture is For Everyone
For anyone who has cancer or a loved one with cancer, considering cancer acupuncture is a wise move. When diagnosed with a disease like cancer, it is normal to begin conducting research. Most people spend a lot of time researching the exact nature of cancer and treatment options. Too often, that is when the research stops. After learning about things like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, a lot of people will stop researching and just begin treatment. This can be a mistake because these treatments, while effective, can leave patients in a lot of pain. Doctors do not always have an answer for this, so it is important to consider alternative therapies like acupuncture.
Cancer acupuncture is for everyone
Acupuncture can be incredibly beneficial for anyone who is suffering from pain caused by cancer itself or by one of the many treatments that are used to try to fight it. Surgery, chemo, and radiation are incredibly taxing on the body. Acupuncture is minimally invasive and safe for virtually everyone. This is because acupuncture does not require making any incisions or even taking medication.
Instead, a series of needles are gently placed in the skin while we work to realign the body and bring it into balance. The process does not hurt although some people feel like their skin is being pinched. Afterwards, patients generally experience significant relief from pain caused by cancer or their treatment.
Creating balance in the body
Already, the body is going through a lot. Cancer is a disease that can ravage the body and change the makeup of it. This will lead patients to feel poorly even before treatment begins. Then, during treatment, cancer cells are trying to be destroyed and so the body's natural healthy cells may be destroyed during the process as well. Imagine what the body goes through because of this.
We seek to restore balance in the body through acupuncture. This is important for pain relief and also important for healing. After all, the body can participate in the healing process and help cancer patients to experience long-term recovery. Therefore, cancer acupuncture is important from two perspectives. The first being pain relief and pain management and the second being promoting optimal recovery outcomes.
While here, we can also recommend complimentary services like using teas and herbal remedies to promote healing.
Give us a call to learn how we can help
We welcome cancer patients in our office and encourage anyone to call to ask questions or schedule an appointment for a consultation. Anyone who is new to acupuncture may not wish to begin the treatment process immediately but learn more about it first. In our office, we can answer questions, show patients what to expect and discuss potential outcomes.
Ultimately, we are here to help our patients during the recovery process and this begins by listening to their concerns. Cancer acupuncture is a holistic approach to healthcare and so we take all of our patients' concerns into consideration before beginning the treatment. Call today to learn more.