As a cancer survivor, Dr. Barnett has a personal understanding of what this process feels like as a patient. He is excited to share the benefits of advanced Chinese Medical cancer support methods with his patients. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been practiced for over 3000 years. In many cancer centers, it is now being used to support other cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation. Acupuncture is an important treatment for patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery and dealing with side effects from the treatment such as:
● stress and anxiety
● nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite
● hot flashes and hormonal changes
● How can Acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture treatment has been shown to improve microcirculation, balance hormone levels, and regulate the nervous system. These effects often significantly reduce side effects or symptoms from cancer and common cancer treatments. Research shows significant benefits from Acupuncture therapy for cancer patients. The most compelling research done to date has shown the effectiveness of acupuncture to reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea. According to the National Cancer Institute1 there is strong evidence that acupuncture can relieve the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
A 2016 Meta-analysis study2 that pooled the results of 1300 patients found that, “Acupuncture and related therapies are effective in reducing pain, fatigue, and in improving quality of life when compared with conventional intervention alone among cancer patients.” This type of research is so powerful because it shows that acupuncture not only consistently reduces pain, but it improves energy levels and reduces fatigue as well.
Research shows that Acupuncture can even prevent some chemotherapy side effects that can otherwise be permanent. A 2018 study3 found that patients who received Acupuncture while going through chemotherapy had significantly less chance of developing severe peripheral neuropathy.
For many patients acupuncture therapy can make the difference to enable them to complete recommended treatment plans.
● Why chose Orlando Acupuncture
At Orlando Acupuncture we have over 20 years of experience in helping patients. We are here for you through every step of the treatment process. For many, a cancer diagnosis can be the surprise of a lifetime. The diagnosis alone can create significant stress and anxiety. Finding the right oncologist, getting diagnostic testing, and a treatment plan that you are comfortable with can feel overwhelming. Treating and healing from cancer is challenging, and you want a medical team that prioritizes your health and wellbeing. There are many aspects to healing, and it is important to choose a doctor that understands you and specializes in cancer support..
1 – (link:https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/acupuncture-pdq#_74)
2- (link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26945382/)
3 – (link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30007894/)