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  • Writer's pictureLisa Dunk

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is more than just needles—it's a time-honored healing modality that has been used for centuries to promote balance, harmony, and well-being in the body.


Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points or acupoints. By stimulating these acupoints, acupuncture aims to restore the flow of vital energy, or Qi (pronounced "chee"), along the body's meridian pathways, promoting healing and balance in mind, body, and spirit.


Studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that acupuncture may help alleviate common side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, pain, fatigue, and anxiety. Additionally, acupuncture has been shown to support immune function, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall quality of life for individuals affected by cancer.


Many cancer treatment centers now offer acupuncture as a complementary therapy. Whether used alongside chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, acupuncture can serve as a valuable tool for managing treatment-related side effects and promoting overall well-being. By addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of healing, acupuncture offers a holistic approach to cancer care that honors the body's innate capacity for healing and resilience.


Ask your team for a recomendation at your next appointment!




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