Acupuncture for Cancer Support
As an acupuncturist for a national cancer charity, I have undertaken specialised post graduate training and have experience in supporting those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
There is a significant body of research evidence that supports the use of acupuncture to moderate the side effects of cancer treatment. Acupuncture can be used safely during and after conventional treatment. Conventional treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapies and immunotherapy. The most common side-effects of conventional treatment include: –
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hot flushes
- Depression and anxiety
- Dry mouth
Acupuncture is intended to complement standard medical treatment.
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach, looking at each person as an individual; treatment is on the levels of mind, body and spirit. It can therefore be used to moderate the side-effects of conventional treatment, and also to improve general health and emotional well-being. It can help you to feel better and cope better with your cancer and treatment.
Transitioning to a new normal
Acupuncture can be very effective in supporting people to deal with the after effects of cancer and its treatment, both physically and emotionally. Many people report that they feel abandoned when they have been given the ‘all clear’ following successful conventional treatment. They feel that they have to ‘slot back’ into their old life and ways of being. Others have reported that they don’t know quite how they should feel. By supporting the mind, body and spirit, acupuncture can help the transition to the new normal.
Please contact me if you would like any further information about how acupuncture could help you. I work privately from clinics in Malvern and Cheltenham. Or for information about how you can access free support and treatment via local cancer charities. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.