The Lotus Center of Ann Arbor - Acupuncture & Integrative Healthcare

Cancer Support

At the Lotus Center our practitioners do not treat cancer directly but rather offer supportive treatment, using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to reduce the side effects that often accompany conventional cancer treatments.  Our practitioners will work with you and your doctors to help strengthen and support your body throughout this difficult process. Whether you are recovering from surgery,  undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be quite helpful in reducing symptoms often associated with these conventional cancer treatments including:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Dry Mouth
  • Hot Flashes

Many of our patients report an increased sense of well being as well as more energy following their acupuncture treatments.
In 1997, NIH held a conference on Acupuncture to evaluate its safety and efficacy. The panel concluded that promising research results showing the efficacy of acupuncture in certain conditions have emerged and that further research is likely to uncover additional areas in which acupuncture intervention will be useful. The panel stated that “there is clear evidence that acupuncture treatment is effective for chemotherapy nausea and vomiting”

In 2010, Lotus Center acupuncturist Brodie Burris worked with researchers at the University of Michigan to study acupressure’s effect on fatigue in  post chemotherapy patients. They found thatIn summary, self-administered acupressure holds significant potential for being a cost-effective, low-toxicity, self-care treatment for PCRF, one of the most troubling symptoms for cancer survivors”.

click here for more information on this study

Learn more:

Comments on this entry are closed.