Traditional Chinese Medicine
Cancer Support & Recovery
A cancer diagnosis can present one of the most challenging obstacles in a person’s life. Coping with the physical and emotional difficulties of the diagnosis, as well as making decisions, are just a few of the concerns that arise. While receiving treatment from an
Oncologist is a crucial decision, many people wonder if there are any additional safe alternative treatments that can be done. Acupuncture is a safe and effective option for people seeking supplementary treatment while receiving conventional cancer care. It can support the body before, during, and after cancer treatment, which can be particularly beneficial since chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery can be challenging to endure. Side effects are common and can take a toll on a person’s physical and mental well-being, and in some cases, these side effects may impede the person’s ability to continue with
conventional treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide support to cancer patients in two areas.
During active treatment, and the remission stage.
Support during cancer treatment, and support during the recovery period.
During active cancer treatment
Individuals undergoing conventional cancer treatment often experience side effects that can greatly impact their quality of life. Common side effects include constipation, diarrhea, decreased energy, nausea, pain, peripheral neuropathy, and poor memory, all of which can be
attributed to conventional cancer treatments. Additionally, changes in emotional health
and blood test results are also frequently observed. Acupuncture is a complementary
therapy used to help alleviate these side effects and maintain the patient’s overall health,
allowing them to continue receiving conventional care without interruptions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can greatly assist patients in this area. As mentioned on the
health promotion page, the primary focus is on recovering from illness. Cancer is a
complex disease that affects various physiological processes in the body. When a patient
enters the remission stage, they want to do everything possible to stay in remission.
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers effective treatments for those seeking support during
recovery or experiencing side effects from cancer treatment.