What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a key modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through the skin into specific points on the body.
Acupuncture is generally considered to be a painless procedure, but some people may experience a dull ache or tingling sensation at the insertion points. Although the mechanism by which it works is still unclear, modern science is beginning to examine its effects. Effects of acupuncture may depend on many factors such as, which points are used, how they are stimulated, and what symptom is being treated.
At the Cancer Center for Healing, we integrate acupuncture treatments into our integrative cancer program, including focusing on acupuncture points for cancer specifically. Our acupuncturists are nationally board-certified, licensed in the state of California, and highly experienced in treating all types and stages of cancer patients.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Cancer
Acupuncture is an ancient healing system. Acupuncture originated with the discovery that specific areas of the skin were directly correlated to the organs of the body. In time, the connection between the skin and the organs became further understood and more exact ways of stimulation were formulated.
It is a technique used to promote the body's natural healing. In order for this to occur, needles, heat, or electrical stimulation are used on certain acupuncture points.
Acupuncture has been shown to relieve pain and neuropathies, alleviate nausea and constipation, boost immunity and appetite, and help promote a sense of calm and well-being. Patients routinely report looking forward to their integrative treatments for the emotional and physical benefits.
Why Does Acupuncture Work?
The body’s energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, it can alter the entire system, producing pain or symptoms in the body. Acupuncture’s goal is to stimulate one or a combination of key “Acupoints” on the body to restore harmony to the affected area.
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