For many cancer patients, Chinese medicine is a good support system that help them get through the pain and side effects from cancer treatments.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history. More Americans are also using acupuncture, herbal remedies and other components of traditional Chinese medicine than ever before. A consensus panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded there is clear evidence that needle acupuncture treatment is effective for postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting.
The goal of this presentation is to provide useful and accurate information on Chinese medicine including how acupuncture works, clinical applications of acupuncture for patients with cancer, what oncology patients should know when selecting an acupuncturist, how Chinese herbal medicine is used to support patients going through chemotherapy and radiation, an analysis of individual herbs for support while receiving chemotherapy and more.