Natural Cancer Treatment
Energetic acupuncture repletes energy level to the organism as a whole, reestablishes homeostasis by re-balancing energy distribution and un-blocking energy flow. This systems approach to deal with system wide patho-physiology can be complemented by distinct meridian acupuncture, which directs healing energy to specific organ pathology and is a routine approach in treating diseased organs such as liver, pancreas kidney, including those ravaged by cancers.
Needling a variety of trigger and painful points, percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and osteo-puncture, along with whole body energetic acupuncture support, are approaches available to the acupuncturists. In the acupuncture paradigm, any chronic disease process depletes the energy level in the organism. Such depletion can be ameliorated, at least temporarily, by tonification, a process of imparting energy into the system. This is deemed necessary for more durable, successful pain control. It can also add to the patients' sense of well being and decrease the malaise associated with any chronic disease, especially cancer.
Reducing side effects of chemotherapy
Acupuncture is safe for all age groups, making it an excellent therapy to consider if you or your loved one is being overwhelmed from the effects of cancer and traditional treatments.
In palliative cancer care, acupuncture is being evaluated as an intervention to reduce cachexia
and unintentional weight loss. Its use has also been associated with increased appetite. Various
forms of acupuncture have been found to alleviate pain, xerostomia following head and neck
radiotherapy, fatigue, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
After care for cancer treatment
Use acupuncture to fight cancer
In breast cancer patients, acupuncture alleviated aromatase inhibitor-induced joint pain and stiffness, improving physical well-being. EA (electroacupuncture, EA) significantly improved fatigue, anxiety, and depression as well as arthralgia compared with usual care. Acupuncture was also as effective as standard care for hot flashes, and EA may be more effective than gabapentin with fewer side effects. Early phase studies also suggest that acupuncture may relieve hot flashes in prostate cancer patients. Effects of acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes in non-cancer patients are mixed. Acupuncture can improve pain and well-being in lung cancer patients and benefits have also been observed for peripheral neuropathy, including that associated with diabetes, AIDS, and chemotherapy. Acupuncture did not reduce postoperative ileus from standard surgery, but EA did reduce postoperative ileus and analgesic use after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer.
Cancer treatment-related symptoms
A number of clinical trials support the use of acupuncture in relieving pain, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, fatigue, and hot flashes resulting from cancer treatments. It is also being evaluated to stimulate appetite, and reduce general physical wasting and unintended weight loss.
Cancer risk factors
Certain gene mutations and some inherited conditions are considered stomach cancer risk factors. They include:
acupuncture treatment for cancer
Acupuncture is a form of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It is performed by applying very thin needles to certain points on your body. Research has shown that acupuncture can reduce some side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.
How Acupuncture Is PerformedAcupuncture is usually performed by a licensed acupuncturist, who is a person with special training in this field. During your treatment, you will lie on a padded table, while your acupuncturist inserts thin, disposable needles into your skin at specific points. Your acupuncturist may use different points on your body, based on the problem that he or she is treating. Although needles are used, most people feel little or no pain.
Once the needles are in place, you will rest for about 30 minutes. Your acupuncturist will remove the needles at the end of your session.
People have different experiences with acupuncture. Some people feel relaxed after their treatment, while others have more energy.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture can reduce the following symptoms:
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