All of the major modalities of cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) carry considerable side effects. Minimizing these challenging side effects is important in order to improve the patients quality of life, to increase their ability to tolerate their oncology treatment, and to increase their chances of survival.
How I Can Help You
Acupuncture is rapidly becoming a common procedure in private practices and leading cancer centers across the country. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), acupuncture has been used clinically to manage cancer-related symptoms, treat side effects induced by chemotherapy or radiation therapy, boost blood cell count, and enhance lymphocyte and natural killer (NK) cell activity. Read the NIH report on Acupuncture for Cancer Care.
In July 2013, I had the opportunity to fly to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas and learn evidence-based protocols for reducing the common symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment. To learn more about the training, please click on the following link:
Please note that all acupuncturists are not trained equally. I have been trained by oncology experts and I know the benefits, indications, precautions, and contraindications of acupuncture in cancer care. Further, I utilize safe, evidence-based treatment plans and keep informed on recent medical research regarding acupuncture. This allows me to better communicate with medical providers and health professionals in order to coordinate your care and provide the best outcomes possible.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, please call the office to schedule a free consultation to see if acupuncture can help you.
Studies on Acupuncture and Cancer Care:
Dry mouth (xerostomia)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Changes and Saliva Production Associated with Acupuncture at LI2 Acupuncture Point: A Randomized Controlled Study”
Hot Flashes, Nausea, Vomiting, Pain, Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Anxiety
Pain, Appetite, Nausea, Nervousness, Well-being in Lung Cancer Patients