Supporting the health of people with cancer is one of our primary areas of training and interest. Both Elizabeth and Graham have had extensive post-graduate training in treating patients with cancer from leading practitioners in this country as well as China.
We find working with cancer patients especially rewarding because acupuncture has proven to be very effective at reducing many of the side effects associated with conventional cancer treatments.
Acupuncture has long been recognized as a powerful adjunct therapy for cancer patients. In fact, many of our country’s leading cancer hospitals utilize acupuncture to help their patients avoid the side effects of conventional treatment.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized that acupuncture can be effective at relieving common side effects including:
- Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy induced neutropenia
- Weight loss
- Poor appetite
- Dry mouth
- Hot flashes
- Nerve problems
- Constipation and diarrhea
Acupuncture can also relieve stress, depression and anxiety, and that can greatly improve your quality of life during this challenging time.