Cancer care

Both cancer treatment and cancer itself cause various symptoms; fatigue is the most common, followed by moderate to severe pain. Hot flushes are common in chemotherapy treatments, and many cancer patients suffer from xerostomia (dry mouth) and the associated problems of swallowing, chewing and speaking. Chemotherapy can also cause nausea and vomiting, leukopenia and neutropenia (decreased numbers of white blood cells), placing the patient at increased risk of infection.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the issues of cancer care, please download this factsheet.