ARC Acupuncture & Physical Therapy Says Acupuncture Can't Cure Cancer But It May Provide Relief for Side Effects

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Many people with all kinds of cancer are interested in trying anything that may help them, including alternative medicine to deal with cancer treatments. Acupuncture treatment in particular, reduces nausea, vomiting and pain caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Continuous studies by the National Cancer Institute suggests not only does acupuncture help with the side effects with chemo and radiation, it also may boost the immune system response.

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ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy, Acupuncture in Daytona Beach, has the knowledge, experience and proven results to treat cancer patients and relieve chemotherapy side effects. In one study done by the University of Pittsburg, most of the patients treated with acupuncture were able to stop taking drugs for pain relief or take smaller doses.

Keith I Block, MD, and Medical Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Care states: patients undergoing cancer therapy represents a cornerstone as we face this insidious disease. Reducing pain, nausea and other are debilitating chemotherapy side effects gives hope where it perhaps diminished. I believe acupuncture has solid and scientifically promising bases.”

Breast Cancer patients continue to show the significant decreases from chemotherapy side effects these include pain, hot flashes, anxiety, night sweats and fatigue. Studies have shown that using acupuncture for Breast Cancer patients either relieves symptoms or keeps them from getting worse. Acupuncture is virtually free from any side effects.

Rosio Thompson is a breast cancer patient from Volusia County and has been receiving treatments at ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy. We recently asked her to answer a few questions about her condition and treatment.

1) What type of Cancer do you have?

2) What treatment are you getting from your oncologist?

3) How often do you get acupuncture?
Two to three times a week

4) Do you get acupuncture before your Chemotherapy treatments?
Yes. Before, after and sometimes in between if I don't feel so good.

5) How is your pain level and side effects of the chemotherapy?
Very moderate

6) Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Yes. I have had to have acupuncture between treatments if I feel bad and they have been nice enough to squeeze me in every time. The difference after an acupuncture treatment is significant. That's why I referred my mother there. I believe it’s effective.

Rosio has been getting acupuncture at one of the 3 ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy offices in Volusia County.

The problem is all the traditional cancer therapies are difficult for the body to recover. Chemotherapy side effects, especially nausea, can occur in different degrees. It not only kills cancer cells, but also kills normal cells. The production of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet cells are inhibited by the chemo, thus the risks of infection is increased and the side effects below are associated with the treatments.

  •     pain,
  •     fatigue,
  •     dizziness,
  •     vomiting,
  •     hair loss,
  •     rashes,
  •     low immune,
  •     insomnia,
  •     hot flashes,
  •     diarrhea,
  •     constipation,
  •     anxiety,
  •     depression,
  •     dry mouth,

Since chemotherapy and radiation therapy weaken the body's immune system, a strict clean needle technique must be incorporated when acupuncture treatment is given to Cancer patients. It is imperative to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture physician who uses sterilized and disposable needles only.

In order to get the acupuncture in Daytona Beach from ARC a referral from your oncologist is required. Oncologists are seeing relief from these patients that have elected for the treatment. Numerous Cancer hospitals around the US are now employing acupuncturists on staff.

ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy is a private practice with Central Florida locations in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, and Mt. Dora. Founder Charng-Shen-Wang started studying at 15 in Taiwan

ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy at:
877-639-5001 OR EMAIL US AT:

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