Acupuncture for Chemotherapy Side-Effects

 

The diagnosis is difficult enough to deal with.  The treatment shouldn't be even more difficult.  Luckily, acupuncture has been shown to significantly reduce chemotherapy side-effects, such as:

 

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • pain

  • poor sleep quality

  • and anxiety (Tas, 2014).

 

Further, it can reduce dependence on anti-nausea medications (Reindi, 2006) and even help with certain chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies (Garcia, 2014).  The efficacy of acupuncture for chemotherapy side-effects is why most major cancer centers keep acupuncturists on staff.  

 

During this challenge time, we want you to focus on your healing, not your side-effects.  You can feel better and get a jump start on a healthier new phase of life.