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:
- 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.