Acupuncture is one of the complementary and integrative therapies that can be used to “…. improve patients’ quality of life and help manage symptoms of disease or treatment side effects….”, according to an article from U.S. news based on random controlled trials (the gold standard for medical studies).
I am a huge believer in this. In fact, it is the reason I am an acupuncturist today.
The first time I had acupuncture was when I was having chemotherapy and radiotherapy after surgery to remove a malignant (ie: cancerous) brain tumour. It relieved the headaches and nausea I was experiencing and helped me physically and emotionally through those months. I often felt low in energy and my mood and thought process were affected. It was very much “one day at a time”. I lost my appetite and I went through a phase where all food just tasted the same, like metal, which was so disappointing too because food is something I really enjoy and should have been something to look forward to each day.
Acupuncture was a huge help to me. My oncologist approved of me having acupuncture and I was treated by a registered acupuncturist. It was one of my support resources, along with family, friends and the medical and healing practitioners I had during that time. Acupuncture played a huge role in my recovery to full health. So much so that I decided to study acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
I now enjoy helping others to heal. Others not necessarily going through cancer treatment but anyone whom acupuncture and help at a physical, emotional or spiritual level, be that for relieve of back pain, anxiety, insomnia, fertility (including IVF) or gynaecological issues.
Please contact me if you would like me to help you.