The physical and mental challenge that cancer places on you is enormous. Acupuncture protocols for cancer involve relief of symptoms such as nausea, pain, and fatigue from surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy. In addition, the National Cancer Institute reports: “the effect of acupuncture on the immune system of cancer patients showed that it improved immune system response.”
One of the mechanisms by which acupuncture works for cancer patients is due to the associated physical responses in nerve cells, the pituitary gland, and parts of the brain from the insertion and stimulation of the acupuncture needles at specific locations. These responses then cause the body to release proteins, hormones, and brain chemicals that control a number of body functions, and thereby affect blood pressure, body temperature, boosting of immune system activity, and release of the body’s natural painkillers, such as endorphins, to relieve pain. I am here to assist your body into reactivating its own defense systems and help manage these side effects.