Cancer Support

Conditions We Treat

Our treatments support:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Chemo Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Low appetite, nausea
  • Constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Mucositis
  • Lowered Immune system
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Dry Mouth
  • Poor Sleep

Cancer treatment is a journey

For every person who travels this road the experience is unique. Having had his own Cancer Journey, Dr. Barnett feels privileged to offer his experience to help others.

Top cancer centers, such as MD Anderson, Moffit Cancer Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering have acupuncturists on staff for cancer support during every step of their cancer treatment. Fear, anxiety, and a sense of overwhelm are often part of a new cancer diagnosis. At this stage acupuncture can help to reduce and manage stress and other symptoms you may be experiencing as you begin your journey. Our clinical team can also help you to navigate the next steps of care.

Chemotherapy and Radiation may be lifesaving therapies, but they often have life altering (significant) side effects and associated symptoms. Acupuncture has been proven to reduce fatigue and nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment. Patients who receive regular acupuncture treatments during chemotherapy are noticeably more energetic and more likely to be able to complete the recommended course of care. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase the “natural killer” or cancer fighting cells in the body making for better clinical outcomes. Potential side effects such as peripheral neuropathy, constipation, and mucositis can also be well managed with acupuncture.

Surgery is often an integral part of cancer treatment. Acupuncture has been shown effective to help prepare patients for surgery and improve surgical outcomes by increasing organ function, reducing stress in the body and strengthening the immune system. After surgery acupuncture speeds up recovery by improving circulation, regulating sleep and improving digestion.

Many cancer medications post-surgery and post-chemotherapy are also taxing on the body. Acupuncture helps the patient’s body accept the medicine with fewer side effects and may enhance the medicine’s beneficial effects. After breast cancer for example, medicine that suppresses estrogen often cause hot flashes and night sweats. Acupuncture can reduce these side effects.​

With personal experience in Cancer Support, Orlando Acupuncture founder Dr. John Barnett, offers acupuncture therapy along with Chinese Nutritional therapy to improve your healing journey .