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…
Learn More About Acupuncture for Cancer Pain
Today, more and more people are beginning to ask questions about acupuncture for cancer pain. This is due to the fact that as modern medicine advances, professionals are beginning to discover that ancient methods, such as acupuncture, can actually help provide significant relief from pain associated with diseases like cancer.
A gradual change in thinking
While modern medicine tends to turn its nose up at ancient methods, there is a change in thinking that is occurring as professionals begin to see the benefits of acupuncture. The possible benefits of acupuncture for cancer patients include helping patients deal with nausea and most importantly their pain.
With this in mind, many doctors and medical centers that treat cancer patients are starting to look at acupuncture as a potential way to help relieve pain from cancer. Patients are turning to acupuncture in large numbers for relief from the pain that cancer, and cancer treatment, causes.
Acupuncture relies on the ancient understanding of the energies that flow through the body. These energies are known as Qi, which is a concept that is understood in Western culture as well as Eastern. Ancient Chinese doctors understood that when Qi becomes blocked due to illness or some other malady, it could cause pain, nausea, or a number of other symptoms.
In cancer patients, it is very clear that they are suffering from pain, nausea and a host of other symptoms. Essentially, acupuncture seeks to open up the pressure points which are blocking Qi. Once the energy starts flowing again, by removing the blockage, the Qi works on two fronts. First, it helps to relieve the pain, and second, it helps the body to start the natural healing process.
Unlike chemical treatment
Acupuncture does not temporarily mute the pain like the treatments that other doctors choose to use to treat cancer patients. The pain medications that are so readily prescribed, only seek to dull the pain or to make the brain think that the pain is not occurring. Acupuncture actually seeks to relieve the pressure blocking the flow of energy and causing the cancer pain, allowing the flow of chi to occur once more.
Acupuncture is not a chemical addition to the body, and therefore can have no side effects or cause the cancer patient to become addicted to any kind of medication.
Using acupuncture for cancer pain is one of the safest, and one of the most effective common ways of treating cancer pain available. Unlike chemical substances, there is no risk of dependency, no new substance is being introduced to the body that is already weakened by treatments like chemotherapy, and it does not have any side effects.
In the long run, this allows the body to start healing itself in a perfectly natural way. acupuncture can help to promote the natural healing process and improve the overall quality of life. We can help you avoid relying on medications that only numb pain for a short while and lead you down the path toward recovery.
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