31 Aug

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Support Cancer Patients

The role of Acupuncture in Cancer Treatment The role of acupuncture in the curative group is in its adjunctive use in: anesthesia in post-operative pain control, Nausea and Vomiting and in aiding and hastening recovery from the side effects of the various therapies.  Acupuncture is effective for control of pain, of local swelling post-operatively, for […]

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23 Mar

Acupuncture can relieve pain, nausea after chemotherapy

The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting has been studied over the past 20 years, and clinical evidence gathered to date has been favorable. CNN: When Titi Ariyo was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, her doctors put her on a treatment that caused her to have some serious side effects. “I had […]

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28 Dec

Chemo treatment: side effects

NPR – December 28, 2012 It’s well-known that chemotherapy often comes with side effects like fatigue, hair loss and extreme nausea. What’s less well-known is how the cancer treatment affects crucial brain functions, like speech and cognition. For Yolanda Hunter, a 41-year-old hospice nurse, mother of three and breast cancer patient, these cognitive side effects […]

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06 Dec

Chemotherapy: Induced pain and Acupuncture

Acupuncture may help relieving severe nerve pain experienced by the patients undergoing cancer treatment, a new study has suggested.  Cancer patients treated with taxanes, vinca alkaloids, or platinum compounds can develop a condition known as chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short, as a by-product of their treatment.  These powerful drugs can damage peripheral nerves, particularly in the calves […]

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