Dr. Claire Boland, medical specialist in internal medicine and acupuncturist, is on hand at our clinic to recommend an acupuncture for you. This treatment is given after very serious consultation with your attending oncologist and forms part of your overall treatment to alleviate the side effects and enhance your general wellbeing.
As a millennium health art form, acupuncture is based on the principles of energy circulation around the body. The placement of needles at very precise points restores harmonious circulation using natural means, by drawing on the body’s own regulatory abilities.
With regard to breast cancer, acupuncture treatment is used for help and support for:
- The relief of all types of pain and the side effects of the various treatments (nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, canker sores, joint pain, hot flushes, etc)
- Reducing fatigue
- The reduction of stress, anxiety, the symptoms of depression, sleep disorders
- Improvement of your general wellbeing