As a holistic practitioner specializing in women’s health, and the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I feel deeply connected to the work I do to support women going through cancer treatments and women dealing with the after effects of treatment.
While cancer treatments are life saving they’re also harsh to the body and spirit. Acupuncture is a safe way to support a woman receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. It allows the body to enter a resting state so it can heal and repair. And it’s not just the needles. As the practitioner, I am not just a technician inserting needles. There is a patient-practitioner synergy that has its own value in the healing process. The result is very supportive and healing.
This article on cancer.gov discusses how several studies show that acupuncture can reduce side effects of treatment such as joint pain.
And this breastcancer.org article cites studies showing acupuncture as being effective for other sides effects including nausea, hot flashes and fatigue.
Let’s not forget the mental-emotional strain cancer causes. Acupuncture is very effective for anxiety, insomnia, and depression as well.
Acupuncture does not interfere with medications and can be modified to accomodate each patient individually. Please share this article with someone you know who needs support as she makes her way through this difficult journey.