Cancer Pain Treatment with Acupuncture
Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the cruelest blows ever to hit anyone, at any age, any time. Science has evolved through the years and controlling the malady is possible with treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Unfortunately, the side effects of both the treatments are not very pleasant. Damage to the peripheral nerves because of the use of certain drugs can cause CIPN or chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The damage to nerve fibers gives rise to a series of symptoms like tingling, weakness of the muscles, acute pain, sensitivity to the cold and heat, tremendous weakness, dysesthesia, inability to balance, and paresthesia. Cancer patients with preexisting medical conditions like diabetes, heart conditions, alcoholism or drug dependence, dehydration, and severe undernourishment face a greater risk. Patients who have gone through chemo in the past may also be susceptible to the condition. Based on the severity of the condition, there are treatments available that do not interfere or cause the tumor to metastasize.
Acupuncture to the rescue
Treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is possible with pain relievers, an anti-seizure medication, and even antidepressants. It is not wise, however, to rely on these for a long-term basis as there can be adverse effects. That is precisely where acupuncture comes into play as an effective and alternative treatment plan. Given the fact that the licensed acupuncturist treats the problem without causing any pain, but induces extreme relaxation is a wonder in itself. The technique used is by inserting sterilized needles into specific points in the body to ensure that the results are effective. Any imbalance noticed by the acupuncturist, as evident with the negative chi in the body is slowly eased away through a structured process. The flow of energy is vital to human nature and when the yin and yan are not in balance, it proves that there is an underlying reason that has caused cancer to spiral out of control.
An accepted alternate
Across the world, people have noticed the advantages that this ancient Chinese science has brought. Given the fact that cancer is a worrisome illness that can result in death, it is of absolute importance to seek the expertise of a qualified expert. Irrespective of pills, many cancer patients suffer acute pain. The complementary therapy, like so with acupuncture, eases the suffering without invasive procedures. The methods can be split into two groups – general and specific. As an alternative source of generating positive energy to the body and the mind, the science works as a preventive mechanism also in dealing with physiological issues. The needles strategically placed, removes the negative flow of energy, making room for the positive.
It has been clinically proven that this alternative source of energy boosting technique is a way forward in the treatment of cancer pain and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Living with pain is not only a nuisance but living with pain accompanied by a series of additional physiological problems is worse. Head to Columbus, OH for a detailed solution to the problem and visit the website Acupuncture of Columbus.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.