Cancer support acupuncture clinic
We are the only private clinic in Cardiff that offers alternative palliative care for cancer sufferers.
Our team of highly qualified practitioners will support you with specialised acupuncture treatments.
Relief from cancer treatment side effects which can include:
Insomnia is not only related to stress and anxiety but also to the “heat symptoms” of hot flushes and sweating, these symptoms can be worse in the afternoon and at night. Acupuncture helps in a natural way. The benefits from the therapeutic treatments are the revitalising feeling of having a good night’s sleep.
Fatigue / Tiredness are a common side effect that can be caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These treatments can cause anaemia and exhaustion because of the energy spent by the body restoring the affected areas. Acupuncture can help to increase one’s level of energy, and this is so important for the body to heal.
Nausea / vomiting can be a severe side effect of treatment. Acupuncture is proven to improve these side effects significantly when administered before and after the treatments. Nutrition, the well-being and the psychology of a patient are all very important to treasure and preserve during a course of long term treatment.
Hot Flushes / Night sweats are common side effects during chemo-therapy and radio-therapy; they can be very frustrating and disturb the sleep, as they tend to be more intense at night. Acupuncture can help the body re-establish its balance and find equilibrium, this way dealing with “heat symptoms” as hot flushes and night sweats.
Xerostomia / Dry mouth is a condition that is more common after radiation therapy in the area of the head and neck. Severe xerostomia /dry mouth can lead to tooth decay, bad oral hygiene, altered sense of taste and can lead to problems concerning diet and nutrition; this is due to eating and swallowing food becoming difficult.
Anxiety / Stress / Depressive mood can be considered side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy because of all the above side effects that these treatments may cause. By effectively addressing these side effects in a natural way, acupuncture can help you relax and take the anxiety away. We also have counsellors, hypnotherapists and psychologists on hand to support you through your treatment.