Acupuncture for Cancer Patients Fairmont WV

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.

C.P. Negri
(304) 291-5053
364 High St.
Morgantown, WV
 
Vibrant Life Chiropractic
(304) 397-0992
1313 Quarrier St Suite A
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Chiropractors, Holistic Chiropractic Care

C.P. Negri
(304) 291-5053
364 High St.
Morgantown, WV
 
Qingguo Shang
(304) 757-3368
300B Prestige Park Dr.
Hurricane, WV
 
DR Terry Chambers
(304) 263-4927
51 street of Dreams
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, DOTS, sports pysicals
Gender
male
Education
Board certified
Professional Memberships
chiropractor/acupuncturist/functiomal medicine

Lao Long Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, LLC
(304) 848-0808
7 Chenoweth Drive, Suite A
Bridgeport, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professional Memberships
NCCAOM

Charleston Chiropractic Ctr
(304) 207-0917
1202 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Darrell Samples
(304) 529-9355
2429 Eighth Avenue
Huntington, WV
 
Nanine Rhinelander
304/258-5602
2381 Mountain Run Road
Berkeley Springs, WV
 
Lao Long Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, LLC
(304) 848-0808
7 Chenoweth Drive, Suite A
Bridgeport, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professional Memberships
NCCAOM

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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