Transcript: The benefits of acupuncture therapy in anticancer
treatment may be summarized as the following three aspects, One
increasing the immunity of the body, combining with surgery and chemo
radiotherapy to improve the effectiveness or prolong the survival time
of patients. Recently clinical researches demonstrated that
acupuncture could heighten the seroimmune function of cancer patients.
Two, prevent or relieve side effects caused by chemo radiotherapy or
post-operative pains, help patients successfully complete scheduled
courses of chemo radiotherapy or recover rapidly from the surgery.
Acupuncture can effectively compliment oncology in the treatment in
the side effects such as nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue,
constipation, diarrhea, and poor appetite. These treatments can
increase the patient's ability to tolerate their chemo radiotherapy
and speed up recovery time. Three, alleviate symptoms of cancer
patients in the late stages especially the pain and dysphagia, improve
the life quality, and lessen the distress of the patients. Due to an
increasing endorphin level of the body by acupuncture, many cancer
patients with severe pain could reduce the need of injecting morphine
and achieving a natural relief of pain.
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