Acupuncture: Cancer Symptom Management Ning Ma

Acupuncture has been found to be an effective method to assist in pain control, both as a stand-alone as well as integrative method in conjunction with pain control medications. But it can also be effective for general system control such as fatigue and depression; gastrointestinal symptom control such as nausea or loss of appetite; and specific symptoms from radiation such as radiation enteritis and cystitis. Acupuncture can also prevent and limit the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and increase the tolerance levels for these therapies, thereby improving the quality of life.