Acupuncture and Cancer/Oncology

Acupuncture to Strengthen the Body and to Relieve Pain

Acupuncture can help people going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments decreasing side effects, such as nausea, digestive disruption, neuropathy, pain, fatigue, “chemo-brain” and depression. Acupuncture also strengthens the immune system supporting the body, mind & spirit throughout treatment and recovery.

Acupuncture helps reduce the side effects of anti-estrogen chemotherapy which can induce menopausal hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopausal experiences. Acupuncture can help oncology patients better tolerate chemotherapy and radiation leading to better treatment outcomes. Having acupuncture a day or two prior to chemotherapy as well as weekly during treatment leads to maximum effectiveness.