Acupuncture is an excellent, supportive therapy to include in your cancer treatment plan. As a natural, holistic therapy it works by rebalancing your energy without the need to add additional chemicals to your body.
Conventional treatments for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. These treatments whilst very effective can cause many side effects including residual pain from surgery, delayed healing, nausea, hot flushes, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress relief. Acupuncture is effective for helping patients manage these side effects whilst they undergo treatment.
I volunteer with the The Fountain Centre. A charity for cancer patients, their families and carers located in St Luke's Cancer Unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. My patients are referred for Acupuncture by their Consultants and Oncology nurses to help with hot flushes, insomnia, pain relief and relaxation.