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Cancer

Cancer in 2008 according to The World Health organization was the cause of 7.6 million deaths worldwide which equals thirteen percent of the global population. Unfortunately it is estimated that the death rate from cancer will hit 13.1 million by 2030. Actual figures suggest that up to 30% of cancers are caused by the use of tobacco, excessive alcohol intake, unhealthy diet, lack of physical exercise, high BMI, obesity, air pollution and sexually transmitted diseases. However while there are some explanatory reasons such as tobacco smoke on lung cancer, looking at general global statistics, cancer rates are in the most distributed unevenly.

For example, the Western hemisphere has witnessed an increase in certain cancers such as Non Hodgkinsons Lymphoma but a decrease in Stomach cancer. No matter what type of cancer a person develops, such world-wide sobering statistics leave no uncertainty that this is an issue that is getting closer to home quicker than we think. Yet we as acupuncturists can help your journey, by making it easier to endure. Look for your local acupuncturist here and have a chat. Your quality of life upon this pathway can be better enhanced as supported by the World Health Organisation.

ARC Cancer Support

ARC Cancer Support has now added acupuncture to its many therapeutic services for people either suffering from cancer, or those supporting people with cancer. Dr Vincent Carroll, MD and Acupuncturist tells us what ARC does, and why. Some of our leading hospitals recommend this service for those enduring such a journey, and our acupuncturists volunteer their time and expertise to help. It’s an enjoyable short video that certainly piques an interest, but more importantly, how acupuncture is now being recognised as a valuable addition in the toolkit of cancer treatments.


Dr Gascoigne talking about Acupuncture as a treatment support
for Cancer Sufferers

Dr Stephen Gascoigne is a medical doctor, acupuncturist, herbalist. He has been in clinical practice for over 35 years initially in hospital and general practice. He subsequently trained in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has run a busy practice devoted solely to Chinese medicine since 1985. In the 1980’s, he was medical advisor to the Morecambe Bay Cancer Help Centre. He is particularly interested in supporting people with serious conditions such as cancer, endocrine disorders and autoimmune diseases.

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