Acupuncture is successful in treating cancer symptoms and treatment related symptoms, and is safe to have acupuncture alongside any medical cancer treatments. I have been an acupuncturist (volunteer) since 2017 at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton treating patients, carers & supporters that have a cancer diagnosis. Many people experience side-effects throughout their cancer treatments such as: hot flushes; xerostomia: (dry mouth); post operative pain; sickness and nausea; low energy; sleep disruption; neuropathy; anxiety and depression.
A study using Moxa (moxibustion) therapy has also been found to be helpful to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy how to use Moxa safely
A Study at Sussex University in 2012 found that acupuncture can help reduce xerostomia.
Acupuncture can help reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia Neutrophils are a specific kind of white blood cell that help prevent and fight infections. The most common reason that cancer patients experience neutropenia is as a side effect of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia increases a patient’s risk of infection and disrupts cancer treatment.
To read more about other symptoms that acupuncture can help