An article published in Mercer County Women
Acupuncture is the use of thin needles inserted at various areas of the body to treat numerous conditions. The needles are usually left in anywhere from 20-60 minutes. The treatment is pain free. Both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society report acupuncture may be effective as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of side effects associated with Chemotherapy. Acupuncture is not used to treat cancer but aide in the side effects of cancer treatment.
The National Cancer Institute reports Acupuncture may elicit a response in nerve cells, the pituitary gland, and parts of the brain. The body then releases hormones and chemicals that control the several body functions and alter the perception of pain. It is proposed that Acupuncture effects blood pressure, body temperature, boosts the immune system, and releases endorphins- the body’s natural painkillers.Read More