- World Cancer Day 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

What is World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day is led by the UICC, the Union for International Cancer Control. CRUK is one of its thousand members from across 162 countries, and we also sit on the board. World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. No single person, organisation or country is going to beat cancer on its own. We must all work together to make faster progress on our goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034.

Cancer Prevention

Traditional five element acupuncture treatment may benefit many symptoms associated with cancer. Care for your body, mind, and spirit., to encourage your system into balance, with acupuncture and think carefully about what you put in and on your body – clean food and clean personal care. Exercise, stretch and meditate. You are responsible for your health. You can also get help to get there naturally:- traditional five element acupuncture can help you stay healthy in an attempt to avoid cancer or help you through cancer treatment. If you do not beat cancer traditional five element acupuncture can help you cope with the ongoing illness, side effects of treatment and at any stage of your illness including the end stage to ease symptoms of the body mind and spirit.

Caring for Carers

I feel strongly about the care of end stage cancer that every person deserves to be tended for with loving care and attention, to be pain and anxiety free as possible. My experiences as a cancer nurse in the past taught me this and also caring for my Mother.

I also treat many carers of family members, who have cancer supporting them though the exhaustion, difficult times and grief of losing a loved one. These people often find themselves forgotten or neglect to look after themselves.


How acupuncture can help with cancer and treatment symptoms

Cancer and the treatments for cancer are associated with various symptoms. Fatigue is the most common symptom reported by survivors of cancer Forty percent of people with early or intermediate stage cancer, and 90% with advanced cancer have moderate to severe pain; up to 70% of those with cancer pain do not receive adequate pain relief.

When undergoing treatment for cancer using traditional five element acupuncture alongside other treatments, can improve your wellbeing in body, mind and spirit.

Pain  In some cases traditional five element acupuncture may provide long-term pain relief in patients with cancer, also working alongside the pain medication and treatment.

Fatigue – traditional five element acupuncture can be helpful with fatigue caused by cancer and cancer treatments.

Xerostomia – or oral dryness, is one of the most common complaints experienced by patients who have had radiotherapy of the oral cavity and neck region. When undergoing chemotherapy, the mouth can be a major source of infection- therefore strengthening your immune system at this time is important. Traditional five element acupuncture may help ease, dryness and infection and help imprive the immune sytem.

Leucopoenia – is a decrease in the number of white blood cells (leukocytes) found in the blood, which places individuals at increased risk of infection, when a patient having cancer treatment this often a side effect. Traditional five element acupuncture may help with chemotherapy- to help improve the immune system.

Vasomotor symptoms – hot flushes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, as many other of the numerous symptoms of menopause. These are mostly caused by hysterectomy and breast cancer treatments. Traditional five element acupuncture can be effective with balancing hormones through and after chemotherapy and surgery.

Nausea and vomiting – traditional five element acupuncture can help relieve nausea and vomiting especially in acute situations, this of course is not the cancer causing but western medicine side effects of treatment.

Anxiety – traditional five element acupuncture can help with the anxiety of diagnosis treatment and decisions that are difficult, supporting you the many stages cancer treatment and life that is affected.

Traditional five element acupuncture can stimulate our system. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting well-being in body mind andspirt.

NB- Traditional five element acupuncture may be used for some of the symptoms of cancer, and the side effects of conventional cancer treatments, but it is not used to address the cancer itself.

For more information contact Hannah on-; https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/

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