Friday, July 24, 2009

Acupuncture for Cancer support and Mesothelioma.

Tree of Life Acupuncture in New York
Infertility, Pain and Immune System.
32 Union Square East #804, New York, NY 10003

Acupuncture treatments of respiratory diseases and Mesothelioma.
Everyone knows that Acupuncture can treat pains, like: sciatica, back pain or shoulder pains. But many people are not aware of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine being able to treat respiratory diseases and Cancer related symptoms.
The Benefits of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients:
Acupuncture can be used as an additional and complimentary treatment for the side effects that cancer patients experience, in post operative pains and nausea. Acupuncture has positive effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation). NCI reports that clinical studies of acupuncture as a treatment for cancer show that acupuncture can reduce vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy. They also found that acupuncture may improve the immune system, helping cancer patients to fight their condition and its side effects.

Acupuncture through stimulation of needles balances body's energy by shifting it from accesses to dificient areas. It releases spastic mascles and induces deep relaxation inhancing good night sleep, reducing enexiety, stress and depression. The physical stimulation of the body through Acupuncture needle insertion, acupuncture stimulates the brain, the indocrine and nervous system which causes the body to release hormones, proteins and certain brain chemicals that positively affect a range of bodily functions. Acupuncture can affect blood pressure and body temperature, enhance immune system function, and prompts the body to release natural pain killers (such as endorphins and dopamines ).

Considered a natural and holistic form of treatment, acupuncture can help to treat side effects of cancers that are caused by exposure to natural, environmental forces, such as UV rays, radon or the toxic mineral asbestos. Clinical research currently suggests that a number of cancers are caused by exposure to environmental forces in those who happen to be genetically predisposed. A notable example includes skin cancer, but other lesser-known cancers, including the rare cancer mesothelioma, are also caused by exposure to environmental toxins. Asbestos exposure is one of the only causes of mesothelioma and it is even linked to ovarian and prostate cancer. Patients coping with the symptoms and side effects of these cancers have reported relief after receiving acupuncture.

Though the benefits of acupuncture are still questioned by some medical professionals, numerous cancer patients have attested to the healing effects of this age-old treatment.
Acupuncture, along with other forms of alternative medicine such as massage, Chinese herbs, Homeopathy, Meditation and Yoga, have certainly gained support from countless cancer patients, and clinical trials continue to provide scientific evidence of the benefits of this treatment.
I personally have seen benefits of Acupuncture on post-operative Cancer pains, Nausea, and Immune System in my New York baced clinic.