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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What You Need to Know About Acupuncture and Cancer
Here is a sneek peek at my upcoming October article in "Your Health" Magazine: 

What You  Need to Know About Acupuncture and Cancer 

Cancer has become so common that most of us know at least one person who has been diagnosed with some form of it. It is a signal of great change in a person’s life, as well as their loved ones. There are many options for treatment, and early detection has saved many lives.  Hope is the best weapon to face this challenge. Fear is the first hurdle to overcome.  Some say it is from environmental toxins and pollutants; others say it is suppressed anger and thwarted creativity blossoming into uncontrolled creation. There are those who swear that diet is the answer, and others who point to drugs and radiation treatment.  The one thing that all beliefs have in common is that your life must change radically and immediately. Acupuncture and holistic medicine work well with medical treatments, alieviating side effects and the stress of the experience.


In this time of year, the early autumn, the energy in the air has changed already. The acorns are falling, as are the leaves. We know that what comes next is colder and darker, not warmer and brighter. This is much the feeling of a person with cancer. It is of the utmost importance to remember that after the winter always comes the spring. There are support groups, fund-raisers, new medicines, and a huge community that has grown enormously to support cancer survivors. Holistic health is a part of this movement. Acupuncture and alternative medicine have proved to help cancer patients and survivors. From an article on a government website:


People with cancer may use [alternative medicine] to:

·      Help cope with the side effects of cancer treatments, such as nausea, pain, and fatigue;

·       Comfort themselves and ease the worries of cancer treatment and related stress;

·       Feel that they are doing something more to help with their own care;

·       Try to treat or cure their cancer.



Whatever you do, make sure you work with your doctor and allow others to help you. The best medicine gives comfort as well as ease and this is how you can use acupuncture for cancer support.

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