Acupuncture is steadily becoming a part of evidence-based oncology
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Oncology Support


Acupuncture is steadily becoming a part of evidence-based oncology, being used as a nonpharmacological intervention for the treatment of side effects assolciated with conventional cancer therapy and cancer-related ailments.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) support the use of acupuncture in the treatment of cancer-induced pain, post-surgical pain, chemotherapyrelated nausea and vomiting, xerostomia (dry mouth), fatigue, hot flashes, anxiety and chemotherapyinduced peripheral neuropathy.

Byron Bay and Bangalow Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine are an integrative health care centre and are happy to support you in whatever way we can, in harmony with your western medical practitioners.

Olivia is a highly qualified acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese Herbal Medicine with postgraduate certification in acupuncture for oncology from the Mater Hospital North Shore Sydney. She is skilful and compassionate and understands the delicate and sensitive issues that some clients face.

 

Resources

The National Cancer Institute’s Conference on Acupuncture for Symptom Management in Oncology: State of the Science, Evidence, and Research Gaps www.academic.oup.com/jncimono/article/2017/52/lgx005/4617820

Acupuncture versus venlafaxine for the management of vasomotor symptoms in patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20038728

Acupuncture As an Integrative Approach for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Women With Breast Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (AcCliMaT) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27022113

Electroacupuncture Versus Gabapentin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26304905

Randomized, Blinded, Sham-Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for the Management of Aromatase Inhibitor–Associated Joint Symptoms in Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20100963