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Acupuncture for Cancer Patients Ankeny IA

It is important to work with a licensed acupuncturist with training equivalent to a master’s degree. It is also a good idea to only work with acupuncturists who have experience working with people with cancer. Be sure the therapist uses disposable, single-use needles and a sterile technique to deliver the treatments.

Kerkhoff Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(515) 978-9074
260 Highway 6
Waukee, IA
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Randy Dierenfield
(515) 965-1810
110 NE Trilein Dr # 1
Ankeny, IA
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Katherine Whitmore
(515) 282-4544
1221 Center St., Ste. 12
Des Moines, IA
 
Elizabeth Terrell
(515) 280-7728
1221 Center St. Suite 12
Des Moines, IA
 
Family Acupuncture
(515) 252-0588
8711 Windsor Pkwy Ste 8
Johnston, IA

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Waukee Wellness & Chiropractic
(515) 978-9080
710 Alices Rd
Waukee, IA
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Abby Miller
531 40th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Dante Toriello , DO
(515) 265-5355
623 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA
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William Terrell
(515) 331-8948
8230 Hickman Rd.
Clive, IA
 
Hudson Family Chiropractic
(319) 429-7243
107 Eldora Rd
Hudson, IA
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Can Acupuncture Help Ease Cancer Treatment?

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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine based on the premise that health is determined by a balanced flow of the vital energy known as qi (pronounced chi). Qi flows along 12 major pathways, called meridians, linked to major organs. Small needles are inserted into one or more of the acupoints along the meridians.

Research into acupuncture in relation to cancer treatment has focused primarily on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. According to an evaluation of data from 11 clinical trials in the Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry (a government-funded database of controlled trials), acupuncture reduced acute chemotherapy-induced vomiting. Acupuncture has also been shown to alleviate cancer-related pain and dry mouth. Recent research indicates it can help relieve cancer-related menopausal symptoms as well. (Menopausal symptoms can occur following chemotherapy or can be surgically-induced when the ovaries are removed.) Acupuncture is currently being studied in relation to immune enhancement, diarrhea relief, and shortness of breath in cases of advanced lung cancer.

Interest regarding use of acupuncture in anesthesia is also gaining momentum. Acupuncture can be used to reduce the amount of anesthesia medications needed before surgery, enhance the effects of anesthesia, or in some rare cases take the place of anesthesia for less complex surgeries. Acupuncture anesthesia research is in its infancy; however, this approach may become a viable option for people who can’t tolerate anesthesia or who want to reduce the amount of anesthesia medication they’re given.

It is important to work with a licensed acupuncturist with training equivalent to a master’s degree. It is also a good idea to only work with acupuncturists who have experience working with people with cancer. Be sure the therapist uses disposable, single-use needles and a sterile technique to deliver the treatments.

For more information on acupuncture, visit one of these websites: www.acaom.org (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine); www.aaom.org (American Association of Oriental Medicine); or www.ccaom.org (Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Adapted from Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrated Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing by Lise Alschuler, ND, and Karolyn A. Gazella (Celestial Arts, 2007)

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