Eastern Treatment Methods In Improving Cancer-Induced Symptoms In Cancer Patients
As an integrative therapy for people living with cancer, studies have shown great benefits of acupuncture to maintain the body’s homeostasis and reduce side-effects caused by chemotherapy and radiation. Not only that, acupuncture and herbal therapy aid in the reduction of physical and psychological stress from cancer.
Medical research shows that acupuncture works by stimulating nerves. This releases some of our own natural morphine-like substances such as endorphins and serotonin in the spinal cord and brain, which relieves pain and promote the feeling of wellbeing. In addition to its well-known effectiveness at reducing many pain syndromes, reducing insomnia and anxiety and moderating digestive complaints, extensive research illustrates the importance of acupuncture in the holistic approach to cancer management.