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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
in Cancer Support

Acupuncture is helpful in treating side effects caused by cancer treatments, including:

 

  • fatigue

  • weight loss

  • hot flashes

  • cough

  • dry mouth

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • hiccups

  • joint pain

  • peripheral neuropathy

  • proctitis

  • cognitive problems

 

There have also been studies demonstrating acupuncture efficacy in decreasing lymphedema in the arms and legs. Finally, acupuncture helps with sleep and general relaxation.

 

To learn more about acupuncture and how it can help your symptoms, schedule a FREE consultation at Point of Cure Acupuncture and Electromedicine.

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References

Hershman, D. L., Unger, J. M., Greenlee, H., Capodice, J. L., Lew, D. L., Darke, A. K., Kengla, A. T., Melnik, M. K., Jorgensen, C. W., Kreisle, W. H., Minasian, L. M., Fisch, M. J., Henry, N. L., & Crew, K. D. (2018). Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture or Waitlist Control on Joint Pain Related to Aromatase Inhibitors Among Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 320(2), 167–176. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.8907 Lau, C., Wu, X., Chung, V., Liu, X., Hui, E. P., Cramer, H., Lauche, R., Wong, S., Lau, A., Sit, R., Ziea, E., Ng, B., & Wu, J. (2016). Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine, 95(9), e2901. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000002901 Lu, W., Giobbie-Hurder, A., Freedman, R. A., Shin, I. H., Lin, N. U., Partridge, A. H., Rosenthal, D. S., & Ligibel, J. A. (2020). Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. The oncologist, 25(4), 310–318. https://doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0489

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