Acupuncture for Cancer Patients

Acupuncture therapy for preserving vitality and improving resilience during cancer treatment.

Cancer treatment puts an enormous challenge on the body, and can wear one out both physically and mentally. Here at Life Cycles Clinic in Latham, New York, we offer acupuncture for individuals who are undergoing active cancer treatment, recovering from one, or have been in remission but still struggle getting back to their normal self.

Pain in cancer patients is very common, and can stem from cancer itself, or surgery. Acupuncture – a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical therapy, has been shown to deactivate pain centers in the brain and activate the body’s own opioids. But acupuncture benefits reach much wider. National Cancer Institute lists a summary of studies focusing on acupuncture treatment for cancer-related symptoms. Acupuncture can be effective in relieving the following symptoms:

  • nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy
  • hot flashes
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • post-operative pain
  • muscle and joint pain
  • fatigue
  • dry mouth
  • chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
  • feelings of stress and anxiety

“Helped ease my side effects and neuropathy…”

Katya is amazing and caring. As a stage 4 Cancer patient with many chemo side effects and multiple surgeries Katya was always there for me. She helped ease my side effects and neuropathy. After treatments I slept better, had better digestion and an overall sense of well being. I highly recommend Katya.


Start with a New Patient Consultation

The treatment process at the clinic begins with an in-person consultation with our clinician. The goal of the initial consultation is to get to know your health concerns and goals, and chart out a treatment plan that best fits your needs.