According to surveys, acupuncture has shown that it can help patients with certain symptoms of cancer such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgery. “More recently, acupuncture is being considered as an additional pain management option for people with cancer receiving chemotherapy or surgery and for many common side effects after cancer treatment, such as hot flashes, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and xerostomia (dry mouth)” (Ling, 2016).
Even though Acupuncture does not cure cancer or diseases, treatments can reduce many symptoms and increase the quality of life for patients.
How can Acupuncture work?
1) Modifies the nervous system 2) Stimulate feeling of well-being 3) Releases of endorphins and serotonin 4) Relieve Pain symptoms 5) Promotes relaxation