Evidenced based approach, working with specialist
We can help :
Reduce the side effects from conventional cancer treatment and improve your quality of life. (fatigue, dry mouth, joint stiffness and hot flush etc)
Enhance a patients' sense of well-being and relaxation
Improve sensitivity and create a better response to chemotherapy.
Facilitate a better recovery and promote remission after conventional cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy side effects -general to most drugs : Chemotherapy cannot distinguish between normal cells and cancer cells
• Hair loss (some) • Fatigue
• Mouth ulcers
• Xerostomia (dry mouth)
• Taste changes
• Constipation or diarrhoea
Side Effects of Radiotherapy
• Skin: dryness, itching, blistering, or peeling
• Head and Neck Cancer : Dry mouth, mouth and gum sores, difficulty swallowing, stiffness in the jaw, nausea, tooth
• Chest radiation: Difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, breast or nipple soreness, shoulder stiffness, cough,
fever, and fullness of the chest, fibrosis
Provide the ongoing care and attention that can bring the best results during cancer treatment.
What to expect from cancer support treatment?
The effect of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment will vary on a case by case basis, as there are several key dependencies such as type of cancer, stage of cancer, patient's existing conventional treatment, and so on.
Generally, using TCM in treating cancer-related pain, such as acupuncture, can frequently show markedly positive results.
It is reasonable to expect that weekly or twice-weekly acupuncture treatments will noticeably and consistently reduce pain (and the need for pain-relief medication).
Evidence based approach
Significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and xerostomia in patients receiving acupuncture for cancer.
(Alimi, D. et al. J Clin Oncol; 21:4120-4126 2003)
Walker et al JCO 2009 - acupuncture improves hot flush in breast cancer