Cancer affects people of any age, any race, and any sex. It has destroyed many people’s lives, and those that love them. Acupuncture is extremely beneficial to cancer patients and can provide relief for cancer sufferers. Many cancer patients end up turning to acupuncture in the later stages of their disease. It would be more beneficial for patients to try this therapy as soon as they feel discomfort, or symptoms of any kind. Usually the patients that turn to this type of therapy are in their fifties, when in fact, acupuncture and herbal treatments can help any cancer sufferer, at any age. The chances of recovery have been known to increase dramatically in some patients undergoing acupuncture.
People who experiment with this type of treatment do feel some significant relief whether mentally, spiritually, or physically. While it is not a cure for cancer, it can still give the sufferer more of a fighting chance. Acupuncture is a procedure in which the acupuncturist inserts think-like, tiny needles into the skin, targeting acupressure points that are designed for that specific client. In Chinese medicine and therapies, it is believed that if someone is suffering from any ailment, their ‘Qi’ is blocked. Qi is pronounced ‘chee’, and is known as the vital energy of the body.
Acupuncture is supposed to relieve a person of this blockage and allow the ‘Qi’ to flow throughout the body once again, thus, revitalizing them.
When visiting the acupuncturist for the first time, the cancer sufferer will undergo a consultation that involves a series of questions. The acupuncturist will ask the individual about their cancer symptoms, what stage the cancer is in, where the cancer shows pain in the body ( for example skin cancer, breast cancer), what their mental state and emotional level is at, what their family health history is, and a variety of other cancer focused questions.
The individual should be completely honest about their symptoms and emotions when talking to the acupuncturist, so that the doctor can design a plan to relieve the pain from the appropriate areas. The acupuncturists design for the cancer patient will focus on certain acupressure points that relate to the pain in the body. They might focus on acupressure points that connect to, and can give relief to some of the organs such as the liver and the kidney.
There is no need to be afraid of the procedure as it is a therapy that is supposed to be in a relaxing atmosphere, away from all outside stresses. There will only be a minor discomfort on insertion of the tiny needles. If the cancer sufferer tends to bleed easily, this may not be a method for them. The person suffering with cancer should talk to their doctor before experimenting with this type of therapy. When looking for an acupuncturist the cancer sufferer should make sure they obtain a licensed therapist that focuses especially on natural forms of cancer treatment. If an individual is diagnosed with cancer, this might be the method they should begin immediately to relieve pain, and maintain a strong immune system, therefore, giving them the strength to fight against cancer and win.