CANCER PREVENTION, SUPPORT, AND RECOVERY
Keeping the body’s meridians open and the qi circulating smoothly are the means for keeping the body free of dis-ease.
Chinese medicine is a holistic approach to wellness that can effectively treat the inseparable aspects of body, mind, and spirit.
Cancer and cancer treatment (chemotherapy and radiation) can have myriad effects on the body and mind. Some of the conditions that may arise and that can be addressed using Chinese medicine are:
Insomnia, fatigue, edema, lymphedema, pain, diarrhea, constipation, night sweats, hot flashes, neuropathy, depression, burns/radiation, skin rashes, sorrow, grief, low blood cell count, weakened immune system, anxiety, appetite changes, decrease in range of motion.
Detoxification. By using Chinese medicine to support the liver, kidney, lungs, stomach, spleen, and intestines, the body can detoxify from medications used during disease management, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Pain and rehabilitation. Acupuncture, moxibustion (the burning of an incense-like material in close proximity to the body), electric stimulation, and massage are beneficial to reduce post-surgical swelling, numbness, neuropathic pain (burning, tingling, decreased sensation), and decreases in range of motion.
Spiritual and emotional support. Facing cancer and making treatment decisions require one to be grounded and clear minded. Supporting the mind, emotions, and spiritual well-being play a vital role in cancer diagnosis, selecting treatment options, recovery and healing.