Are you being treated for breast cancer?
Are you or someone you know currently having treatment for breast cancer? If you're receiving chemotherapy, maybe you feel fatigue, insomnia or nausea? Or maybe you’re feeling brain-fog or mood changes? You probably knew about some of those problems in advance. Did you know that they are generally treatable in Chinese medicine? Chinese medicine practitioners have an understanding of the chemotherapy side effects because they have an understanding of the fundamental disruptions chemotherapy causes in the body. While western medicine has an appropriate place in attacking the cancer and it may extend treatment to lessen the symptoms at the time of discomfort, Chinese medicine can help increase quality of life during chemotherapy and for years afterward.
In Chinese medicine, the body is seen as a whole system. When receiving chemotherapy, people commonly feel deep fatigue and problems with their thought process. They may also experience issues that manifest superficially in the skin, hair and intestines. In Chinese medicine, a healthy brain, the growth of hair and ability to maintain deep sleep are all closely related. Because they are closely related, the discomfort in each can be treated to help the discomfort in several, and vice versa. There is hope for relief of your chemotherapy symptoms and we can work together to help you feel more comfortable.
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Are you not yet receiving cancer treatment? Chinese medicine is a place to begin preparing your body to withstand the difficulties ahead.
Are you currently receiving anti-estrogen therapy? Do you experience hot flashes, pain or low bone density? Chinese medicine can help you stay healthy during this long course of treatment. Being a medicine of longevity and preserving health, the strategies of Chinese medicine are those that keep the body in balance with an eye towards the future.