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Cancer care

Please note: The British Acupuncture Council advises that ‘acupuncture may be used for some of the symptoms of cancer, and the side effects of conventional cancer treatments, but is not used to address the cancer itself’.

Those symptoms and side effects can include pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, breathlessness, numbness and tingling sensations in the hands and feet, and vasomotor symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes and flushes and vaginal dryness in women. Diagnosis and treatment can also cause considerable stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture aims to stimulate the nervous system to influence the body’s inherent drive towards physiological equilibrium, physical and emotional wellbeing.

This article from Cancer Research UK looks at how acupuncture might be used to alleviate the symptoms of cancer and any side effects of your treatment and notes some of the research carried out to date and this article looks at the use of acupuncture in people with breast cancer.

How we can help:

  • Relief from nausea and vomiting
  • Reduction in inflammation
  • Greater sense of mental and physical wellbeing
  • Improved muscle and joint mobility
  • Reduction in stress and anxiety
  • Pain relief
My clients say...

Carolyn D

“After crippling back pain and subsequent surgery, I have been helped back to absolutely normal function, health and happiness with the support and treatment I have received with Joshua. It is difficult to imagine now how things were back then – a testament to his care.”

Ruth and Steve

“Joshua Enkin is a very knowledgeable practitioner with a caring and perceptive nature that puts his patients at their ease. He has helped both myself and my husband with great success –acupuncture for my husband, to lower his stress levels, and Alexander Technique for me, initially, because I was having problems with loss of voice.…

Sue T

“As a violinist, I had Alexander lessons from Joshua to help sort out my increasingly uncooperative body. I was 38 years old then and continued with these for the next decade or so because of the enormous benefits they brought to my life, not only physically, but on a personal and spiritual level. My body…

Niam

“I have known Joshua for twenty years, initially as my teacher and subsequently as a colleague. During that time he had his own practice as well as teaching the Alexander Technique as a part of performance training in a range of different contexts, including individual and group work. He is experienced and knowledgeable in many…