October 12, 2016

Cancer Treatment Support

Cancer Treatment Support in Atlanta

The diagnosis of cancer affects patients on multiple levels, sending shock waves through the lives of the person diagnosed as well as their families. Vital health care decisions may need to be made rapidly, and complex, confusing information from multiple sources can make this situation more difficult. All of this occurs while coping with the physical illness of the cancer.

At Metro Acupuncture, in Atlanta, Georgia, our acupuncturists have been treating patients undergoing cancer treatment in Atlanta since 1998. We have the experience and knowledge to offer support and holistic guidance during a stressful time.

Our Atlanta acupuncture practice provides a unique therapeutic approach for people with cancer by treating both the body and mind as an integrated system. The acupuncture therapies can relieve the negative side effects of cancer treatment, boost the immune system, reduce general inflammation, and calm the body. Published scientific studies confirm that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting and can successfully treat the pain associated with cancer and cancer treatment. It is also our experience that acupuncture therapy reduces fatigue, xerostomia (dry mouth), night sweats, and fever. Importantly, our acupuncture treatments can also aid in addressing the depression and anxiety that often occurs with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Once chemotherapy and radiation begin, it is a fact that treatment delays and interruptions reduce the chance of having a successful outcome. Being able to stay on track is a key to success. At Metro Acupuncture, we want to insure that our acupuncture treatments provide you with the energy and vitality to complete all of the chemotherapy and radiation prescribed in the desired time.

We always support the work of your oncologist. Consequently, our Atlanta acupuncture practice has a positive reputation in the eyes of many cancer treatment centers in Atlanta. We believe that it is important to integrate our acupuncture treatment with you and all of your other providers. Integrate, by definition, is to bring together or incorporate parts into a whole. You are more than a series of parts and therefore, your care should not be disjointed either. We are readily available to collaborate with any of your providers regarding your care.

Our Atlanta acupuncture practice has been treating patients diagnosed with cancer since 1998, and through our years of experience, we have discovered that they benefit from the addition of acupuncture therapy to their cancer treatment. Since 2010, our practice provides onsite acupuncture treatments at a local radiation oncology clinic in metro Atlanta.

After a series of acupuncture visits, patients report improvement in their sense of well-being and mood, as well as significant relief of nausea, pain, hot flashes and other symptoms. If you live in the Atlanta area and you are curious about what we have to offer you, feel free to give us a call at 404-255-8388. We would be interested in discussing how our acupuncture therapy can be a part of your care.

In 2013, Metro Acupuncture presented a research paper on Integrative Oncology Acupuncture at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture’s annual meeting in 2013. To view this research paper, click here.