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, these side effects may prevent the person from continuing their conventional cancer treatment. There are two areas TCM can offer support for a person going through their cancer treatment. Support during cancer treatment and support during the remission stage.
Support during treatment, and support during the recovery period.
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.