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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.”

Angela R K

“Without Joshua I’m sure we wouldn’t have our little girl. We can’t thank him enough of all the help, support and knowledge he gave us over the last eighteen months.”

Clare T

“A wonderful therapist who treated me with so much compassion and care throughout many IVF struggles and success. Joshua made me feel completely at ease from my initial consultation and the whole way through my treatment. I could not recommend him highly enough. A fountain of knowledge and experience.”

Angie T

“I was diagnosed with cancer, in shock, out of balance and with no confidence in my body. Joshua expertly and effectively treated my shock with homeopathy, his treatment continued with Five Elements Acupuncture after I’d had radical surgery. I felt like I went on a journey with him, to a place of strength and health,…