Acupuncture can support people of all ages throughout their cancer experience. I provide acupuncture for cancer chemotherapy related hot flushes, many patients experience these symptoms along with xerostomia: (dry mouth); post operative pain; sickness and nausea; chemotherapy and radiotherapy side effects; low energy; hot flushes; anxiety and depression. It is a safe to have acupuncture alongside any medical cancer treatments.
A study using Moxa (moxibustion) therapy has also been found to be helpful to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.
Information for how to use Moxa safely
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
Barbara is a volunteer acupuncturist at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton treating patients, carers & supporters that have a cancer diagnosis.
To read more about other symptoms that acupuncture can help