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Acupuncture for Cancer Patients Selma AL

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.

Discover Chiropractic
(205) 202-0980
1423 Gadsden Hwy # 105
Birmingham , AL
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As a family wellness center, Dr. Mix offer's all his new patients a 2 week period where they may refer his or her family members and loved ones for a complimentary check-up. Please note, by law, free services do not apply to Medicaid, Medicare, or any Fe
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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Wallace Family Chiropractic
(256) 715-5034
3314 U.S. 431
Albertville, AL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, 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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Life Essentials
(256) 350-6001
1403 Beltline Rd SW
Decatur, AL
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Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Acupuncturist, Midwife

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Anderson Jim G Dr
(334) 567-1984
76299 Tallassee Hwy
Wetumpka, AL
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Acupuncturist

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Gilliam Paula D DC
(256) 430-0021
1900 Sparkman Dr NW
Huntsville, AL
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Acupuncturist

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Alabama Chiropractic Back Pain Clinic
(256) 715-2268
4835 Sparkman Dr NW
Huntsville , AL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, 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, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Rainbow City Chiropractic Clinic
(256) 442-1118
3326 Rainbow Dr
Rainbow City, AL
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Acupuncturist

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Dr. Bonita Harris, DC, ND, LAc
(256) 231-2323
226-A South Quintard Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialty
Acupuncture, BioMeridian Testing, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractors, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Hair Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
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Alabama Wellness Centers

M D Acupuncture Clinic
(256) 650-0605
3007 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville, AL
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Acupuncturist, Osteopath (DO)

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Harris Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center
(256) 231-2323
100 E 16th St
Anniston, AL
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Acupuncturist, Nutritionist

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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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