Cancer wreaks havoc on the body. If the direct symptoms don’t end up debilitating sufferers, the rigors of chemotherapy often do. In an effort to deal with their pain, and maintain some semblance of quality of life, cancer patients often engage in a variety of alternative therapies to help relieve pain and keep themselves healthy on all other fronts. One of these alternative techniques being utilized more and more is acupuncture. An increasing amount of cancer patients are using acupuncture to deal with a variety of ailments associated with their disease. These conditions include, but are by no means limited to:
• Bone Pain
A number of cancer centers in the U.S., including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, are integrating acupuncture into cancer care. This is because more and more patients are responding positively to the treatment. Even after patients are in remission, acupuncture can be a viable therapy to relieve lingering symptoms. The process of fighting cancer is scary, uncertain and emotionally exhausting. Patients deserve every available resource they can access to fight the pain associated with this insidious and ugly disease.
Physical Medicine Acupuncture offers the most experienced acupuncture in NYC. Call us today at (917) 405-9145 to make an appointment or stop by our convenient location at 201 W 74th St #16G, New York, NY 10023. We look forward to introducing you to the diverse and multifaceted benefits of this therapy.