It’s no secret that acupuncture is a safe, easy and drug-free way to treat a variety of ailments, such as arthritis, asthma and stress. The AIMS Clinic, based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is also finding acupuncture to be extremely beneficial for patients with cancer following chemotherapy. Contact us today to learn more about all that acupuncture has to offer.
Positive Effects of Acupuncture for Chemo Treatments
AIMS Clinic has been offering this traditional form of pain management for years, and its patients undergoing chemo treatments are experiencing the positive effects of acupuncture firsthand. Providing a trusted approach to symptom management, acupuncture after chemo treatments offers:
- Pain management
- Control of nausea and vomiting
- Relief from fatigue, hot flashes, dry mouth and neuropathy
- Improvement of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression
- Decreased cough
- Improved sleep
- Reduced weight loss
- Prevention/reduction of dizziness
- Enhanced quality of life
Backed by Science
According to the National Cancer Institute, multiple studies have evaluated the benefits of acupuncture for chemo treatments. Several clinical trials found that cancer patients who received acupuncture experienced less nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy than those who were not. Other studies highlight the positive effect acupuncture has on a patient’s quality of life, as the ancient Chinese practice has proven to alleviate many of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Thanks to the evidence of these clinical trials and studies, acupuncturists have been able to evolve their standard methods for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Newer practices for cancer management include laser acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture and techniques for specific regions of the body (i.e. auricular, scalp or hand acupuncture.) In fact, many patients not only benefit from acupuncture, but strongly prefer it as a natural, drug-free alternative to medication for pain management and other associated issues.
An Upward Trend
The AIMS Clinic is ready to provide patients undergoing chemotherapy with the powerful benefits of acupuncture, combined with the highest level of compassion and care. For more information on this alternative to chemotherapy symptom management, contact AIMS Clinic at 732-254-5553. Our highly trained acupuncturist will devise a treatment plan to help you find the relief you deserve from the side effects of chemotherapy.