No-one is untouched by a cancer diagnosis – 1 in 3 people develop cancer. Such a diagnosis may have dramatic consequences. Whilst there are comprehensive cancer services available, people increasingly are drawn to the wisdom of complementary therapies such as acupuncture for support and help.
Cancer is not just one of those words that stops you in your tracks; it’s an expression that immediately shocks a person into the meaning of life, not just for themselves, but the family. I believe it’s a journey, one that many have undertaken and survived.
60% of people surveyed in an oncology clinic agreed that acupuncture helped with a wide variety of problems. From, pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and vasomotor symptoms to name but a few. Integrative medicine is the way forward in the 21st century. Hopefully more studies will back this up again and again.
Reducing the anxiety of a mother with auricular acupuncture whose child is undergoing surgery, resulted in less anxiety in both the mother and the child. A Yale University/University of Pittsburg study of women with hot flashes due to conventional breast cancer treatment reveals that women receiving acupuncture have less hot flashes.
Cancer patients who used a 5000-year-old combination of gentle exercise and meditation experienced significantly higher wellbeing levels, improved cognitive functioning and less inflammation compared to a control group, new University of Sydney research has found.
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 […]
It has always been suspected that a relationship existed between the development of cancer and the presence of stress in one’s life. The difficulty was in establishing the nature of the relationship. Was it a direct or an indirect relationship? The main difficulty centred around the understanding of the terms, stress and stressors and their […]