Ease Your Pain From Breast Cancer With Acupuncture

The newest research has proven the fact that acupuncture can help the people who are fighting breast cancer. This process is very painful for people who are going through stressful therapies.

So, instead of using only traditional medicine you can and you should use alternative medicine to release your body from the pain and get rest. That is the main condition to improve your immune system to be ready to fight this disease.

Most of the people who have this disease are constantly trying to release the pain by getting a lot of drugs and painkillers, which can make more damage to them. Instead of that, they can use acupuncture.

HuffPost published an interesting article about acupuncture and the possibility to ease the pain using this method.

Acupuncture Could Ease Joint Pain From Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture could ease an extremely common side effect of breast cancer treatment, a new study suggests.

Researcher from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that acupuncture seems to decrease symptoms of arthralgia — or joint pain — from taking aromatase inhibitors. The findings are published in the European Journal of Cancer.

“This study is not the final answer, but it does provide strong evidence that acupuncture can play a role in controlling pain for breast cancer patients with AI related arthralgia,” study researcher Dr. Jun Mao, M.D., MSCE, who is an associate professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the university, said in a statement. “We saw a significant reduction in pain levels in the acupuncture groups with only very mild, short-term adverse effects.”

Past research has suggested that 50 percent of people taking aromatase inhibitors experience joint pain, and as many as 20 percent of people taking the drugs will stop treatment due to the pain. Read the full artcile here.

We are sure that you haven’t heard about this benefit of acupuncture, but other healing effects of this method are known worldwide. Let’s collect these effects in one article. Actually, FitnessMagazine site has already published an interesting article on this subject.

10 Things You Don’t Know About Acupuncture

A new study shows that acupuncture eases treatment-induced pain in women with breast cancer. Here are nine more awesome things you probably don’t know about the pins-in-skin treatment.

No pain, all gain: It turns out, a popular form of acupuncture can ease the painful side effects of breast cancer treatment, according to new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs.

The study, led by University of Pennsylvania researchers, examined the effects of electro-acupuncture, a form of acupuncture in which a small electric current is passed between pairs of needles, in 41 breast cancer patients. Researchers found that it reduced their joint stiffness and pain by as much as 40 percent, whether or not the patient expected the therapy to work. (Joint stiffness and pain are common side effects of aromatase inhibitor, a hormonal therapy used to treat breast cancer.)

Yep, acupuncture doesn’t just work through a handy-dandy placebo effect. The complementary treatment is the real deal. Never tried it? Here are nine more things you should know: Read the full artcile here. 

In the video above we have one patient who claims that after the acupuncture treatment she can play the guitar and pick up a cup of coffee, which she couldn’t do before.

We hope that we helped you with the advice. We can also suggest to you, AIM Wellness Clinic which provides a wide range of services including acupuncture.


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