Cancer Care

According to the National Cancer Institute, acupuncture may cause physical responses in nerve cells, the pituitary gland, and parts of the brain. These responses can cause the body to release proteins, hormones, and brain chemicals that control a number of body functions. It is by these actions that acupuncture boosts immune system activity, and causes the body's natural painkillers, such as endorphins, to be released.

Acupuncture can be used as an adjunctive therapy to help:
Post-operative pain control
Minimize the side effects of medications such as nausea and vomiting
Shorten the resolution of hematomas and tissue swelling
Hasten the recovery process
Improve the quality of life of the patient