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Oncology Support

Acupuncture has been accepted for many years as part of nonpharmacological intervention for symptom management for patients undergoing conventional cancer therapy and cancer-related ailments. These symptoms may include treatment related side effects of:

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Vasomotor symptoms of hot flushes and sweats

  • Fatigue

  • Constipation and diarrhoea

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Xerostomia (dry mouth) caused by radiotherapy

  • Neuropathy, pain and numbness in the limbs caused by nerve damage during chemotherapy

  • General and joint pain, including pain from scarring and surgery


Lu, W., Dean-Clower, E., Doherty-Gilman, A., & Rosenthal, D. S. (2008). The value of acupuncture in cancer care. Hematology/oncology clinics of North America, 22(4), 631–viii.

Chien, T. J., Liu, C. Y., & Hsu, C. H. (2013). Integrating acupuncture into cancer care. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine, 3(4), 234–239.

Kudre, D., Chen, Z., Richard, A. et al. Multidisciplinary Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Can Improve Cancer Patients’ Physical and Psychosocial Status—a Systematic Review. Curr Oncol Rep 22, 122 (2020).

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