Nancy Rakela, OMD, LAc, has given supportive treatment to many cancer patients. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be utilized before, during and after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It is very effective in reducing the side effects of these treatments. Western medicine removes and aggressively attacks the cancer. Acupuncture and herbal medicine provide supportive treatment helping heal and strengthen the patient's body, mind, and spirit.
During cancer treatment, the supportive treatment of acupuncture and herbal medicine:
Once you have been diagnosed with cancer, your life changes forever. Using preventive acupuncture for comorbid diseases earlier will improve the survival and quality of life of patients who have survived or later develop cancer.
Following cancer treatment there are potential side effects of therapy. Nancy Rakela, OMD, LAc has experience treating the following: