Traditional Chinese Medicine Cancer Support & Recovery

Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be one of the most difficult challenges a person can face in their lifetime. Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and herbal medicine can offer great support in this area. It does so in supporting the body before, during, and after cancer treatment.  Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can often be very difficult for a person to tolerate. Side effects are also common, and can be very difficult on a person, both physically and psychologically. In some cases, preventing them from being able to continue their conventional cancer treatment. There are two areas TCM can offer support for a person going through their cancer treatment. Support during treatment, and support during the recovery period.

Treatment Support

A person who is receiving treatment for cancer may experience side effects that affect quality of life. A few examples are disruptions in sleep patterns, complications to body systems or infections. These may happen as a result of conventional cancer treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine including acupuncture and possibly herbal medicine can help alleviate some of the side effects a person may develop from cancer or it’s conventional treatments. Another common side effect of conventional cancer treatments is a weakened immune system. This in turn, can cause even further complications. Supporting the body throughout the treatments will be of utmost importance. This support will help a person complete the conventional treatment course set out for them.

Recovery Support

This is an area that Traditional Chinese Medicine can be of great help to a patient. As discussed on the health maintenance page, the focus here is recovery from illness. Cancer is very complex and is usually involved in several physiological processes of the body. When a patient is in the remission stage they want to do everything possible to stay in remission. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies along with lifestyle and dietary changes can make a great impact on this.
If you or someone close to you has been given the diagnosis of cancer and would like to know how we can help during the treatment and remission stages, please do not hesitate to contact us.