The diagnosis of cancer can be devastating; although acupuncture cannot be used to directly treat a cancer it can be effective in reducing some of the unpleasant side effects from the treatment for cancer.
One of the main reasons people with cancer use acupuncture is to help relieve nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. The World Health Organization and the Cochrane Library have published reviews on chemotherapy related sickness that found that acupuncture can help. It may also help reduce anxiety.
In addition the British Acupuncture Council produce a fact sheet called Cancer Care, outlining how acupuncture may help conditions such as leukopaenia (low white blood cell count that may a side effect of chemotherapy), and xerostomia (radiotherapy induced dry mouth). Please click on the link to see.
People who use acupuncture often say that it helps them feel more relaxed and improves their overall feeling of well being.
We are always happy to have a no obligation informal chat about any condition you may wish to discuss.