Integrative Acupuncture: Supportive care for cancer patients
For cancer patients, WellStream Acupuncture provides supportive care with compassionate, comprehensive treatments. Cindy Albon treats patients from the viewpoint of Traditional Asian Medicine and integrates Eastern and Western Medicines together by reviewing lab work and imaging reports to monitor patient progress. Thus in our practice, the wisdom of over 4000 years of ancient healing meets the modern discipline of Western sciences for blended patient care.
In addition, Cindy Albon is an avid proponent of patient education and self-help. Through her personal experiences as a cancer survivor, Dr. Albon’s goal is to inform patients about the process of cancer treatments and what to expect.
“I believe patients should be pro-active in their own healthcare, should be educated about their illness, be informed about treatment options, and communicate their concerns or desires regarding their healthcare to each of their physicians. I believe an informed patient can replace fears of the unknown with confidence in their health choices. Knowledge is empowering!”
We were recently featured on an episode of Create Your Health with Peter Bedard. Enjoy this video on Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine:
An ancient healing in modern times
Acupuncture’s use in cancer patients has been recommended by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the treatment of cancer and conventional treatment-related symptoms. It helps to manage or prevent symptoms, can reduce or eliminate the need for additional pharmaceuticals, and provides an overall sense of well-being.
Acupuncture is proven effective as supportive care for cancer patients to treat or prevent the side effects from chemotherapy and radiation such as:
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Fatigue, Breathlessness
- Hot Flashes
- Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)
- Leukopenia (Low White Blood Cells)
- Emotional Stress
- Anxiety & Depression
Acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment to:
- Boost your Immune System
- Stimulate Natural Killer Cells
- Strengthen your Digestive System
- Regulate your Intestines
- Relieve Pain
- Restore Energy
- Promote an Overall Sense of Well-Being
- Improve Quality of Life
Patients should continue conventional Western treatment under the supervision of their regular physician. Acupuncture is used to support optimal health and healing – it is a complementary treatment used in conjunction with Western Medicine. Patients with a family history of cancer may wish to consider the traditional use of Asian Medicine – as preventive care to maintain a strong immune system.
We also work successfully with HIV patients and other immune compromised conditions.
For more information, please download our Brochure for Cancer Patients.