Acupuncture is a drug-free option to help control and improve side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, or post surgery.
At Acupuncture RemediesTM, we are experienced practitioners who offer techniques that may help alleviate certain treatment-related side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, pain, lymphedema and other common symptoms, such as stress.nausea and vomiting If you choose to incorporate acupuncture into your care plan, we will be in regular communication with your doctor to evaluate your progress.
Acupuncture is a modality often provided over multiple sessions. We recognize the importance of maintaining that continuity of care and our team can work with you to rebalance and rebuild your system.
Common chemotherapy/radiation side effects may include:
- Dry Mouth
- Hot Flashes
- Hair Loss
- Nausea Vomiting
- Peripheral neuropathy
The strongest evidence for acupuncture has come from clinical trials on the use of acupuncture to relieve nausea and vomiting.
- A 2013 review that included 41 randomized controlled trials found that acupuncture helped treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
- Another review from 11 randomized clinical trials, found that fewer chemotherapy patients in the acupuncture groups had acute vomiting compared to the control group.
Our approach is customized to the specific needs of the individual. Whether it’s acupuncture, dietary recommendations, herbal medicine Chinese Medicine, each patient is addressed with their specific needs in mind.