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  • Writer's pictureTina Belt, L.Ac. Dipl OM

Are you ready to get your life back after cancer treatments?

Woman performing a breast exam worried about cancer

Everyone knows that cancer can be hard to treat and even harder to deal with in terms of pain and emotional strain. But what’s often overlooked is the hardship that occurs from the treatments themselves.

Whether physical or emotional, the effects of cancer treatment can be as difficult as the cancer itself. It’s estimated that only 1-2% of cancer survivors are treated for physical impairments following their cancer treatment.

You or your loved ones deserve better than that.

While you have a “new normal,” you don’t have to continue suffering from the effects of cancer treatments. There are ways to help your body heal after being damaged by radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or surgery.

What happens when you receive cancer treatment?

Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery are the most common and effective treatments for defeating cancer, but each has their own negative impact on your body.

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are designed to kill cancer cells, but they can kill healthy cells too. Surgery puts your body under high amounts of stress, including conditions that lead to inflammation and slowing system function.

When your cells can’t work right, you’ll feel slow or sick, and your body will struggle to get the resources it needs.

This can lead to poor mental health, difficulties with your digestive system, slowed neurological processes, decreased fertility, heart problems, thyroid sluggishness, and more.

What can you do to help your body recover?

You got treatment to save your life, but now your life is a lot different. It’s important to think about what kinds of techniques will help counter the effects of cancer treatments.

Acupuncture is a powerful but underutilized tool for helping you recover after receiving cancer treatments. Your healthy cells will need help replenishing, and acupuncture can help your body reach a state that promotes regeneration.

Think about when you get a cut, you must keep it clean and prevent it from reopening, but it will heal on its own with time. Your skin cells know exactly how to regenerate and form together to heal the cut.

The same happens with all your cells, but if they become damaged enough, they will need some help. If a cell dies completely, your body will need extra support to replace those cells.

Think about your body’s vital energy like a stream- if the stream is blocked, the flow will become weak or even stop completely. Your body needs this energy stream to flow strongly to heal and regenerate its cells.

Acupuncture targets your body’s electromagnetic field to promote a strong vital energy flow. Once this flow is restored, you can begin to heal from the negative consequences of cancer treatment.

What should you do if you need support after cancer treatment?

Having a strong support system of friends, family, and trusted practitioners following cancer care is just as important as during treatment. You can still struggle with your mental and physical health even if you are in remission.

While your friends and family are crucial to lifting you up in this time of need, you will still need a knowledgeable practitioner who can guide you toward healing. Cancer care is about more than killing cancerous cells.

Good Needles is well equipped to help you through post cancer treatment- we can get you feeling better after your tough cancer protocol. Give us a call if you’re looking to guide your body back toward health… you can feel like you again.

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