The value of acupuncture and Chinese herbs in cancer care
At Integrative Medicine Center we understand what you and your loved one are going through during the treatment of cancer.
So often, Oncologists and Traditional Pain Management specialists are unable to adequately address chronic issues that arise as part of the treatment of, or following the treatment of cancer.
Dr. Ou and Dr. Gong each have over 30 years of experience treating patients of all types. They recognize that the primary goal of elimination of, or reduction of cancer is very important, however it fails to address the whole experience of the patient and their family. Often there are many side effects of either the treatment of cancer or the progression of cancer that are problematic. These may include: pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, digestive disorders, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting, poor appetite and weight loss, and numbness or tingling of arms or legs. The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health addresses the value of acupuncture in treatment of cancer and its side effects at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/acupuncture/patient.
Dr. Ou and Dr. Gong are able to offer Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupoint injection therapy, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, microlight electro-acupuncture and massage therapy to patients suffering from cancer. These types of treatment can help alleviate symptoms and potentially slow the progress of cancer. These types of treatment can also give patients increased energy, and allow them to experience more comfort, as well as increase length and quality of life.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also address the often overlooked issue of caregiver fatigue. It is quite common for caregivers to expend so much of themselves doing everything that is necessary to care for their loved one that their health and well-being suffer, often significantly. Dr. Ou and Dr. Gong are also able to address caregiver fatigue, depression, and health concerns.
Please call us today for a free phone consultation and schedule a visit. Medical insurance is accepted.