Dr. Ting Bao is getting amazing results from his study on whether or not acupuncture can help ease the nausea, pain, and discomfort associated with breast cancer treatment. His results are impressive. As if having breast cancer were not horrific enough, now the treatment is causing symptoms that rival the anxiety of the cancer. Most women being treated for early stage breast cancer experience hot flashes, depression, and all over body pain in the muscles and joints. Out of the frying pan and into the fire!
A CNN report examined whether or not acupuncture could help ease these tortuous symptoms of the cancer treatment. As a way to dig into Dr. Bao’s study, CNN follows Titi Ariyo, a women suffering from hot flashes and pain. She said, “I had joint pain, my knees and my ankles and my entire body just hurt.” In addition to this, she couldn’t sleep and was sinking further and further into sadness and depression. The acupuncture eased the symptoms of her breast cancer treatment.
What Breast Cancer treatment symptoms is acupuncture great at easing?
- hot flashes
What is better is that although Dr. Bao saw improvement with both the placebo and the real acupuncture. He saw significant reduction in the symptoms with the real deal. The end result is that he looks toward a time when acupuncture and allopathic medicine work together harmoniously to improve the the patients quality of life and outcomes.
This is just what is going on with Leah and her connection to the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. Here, practitioners of a variety of types of alternative and Eastern medicine come together for the benefit of the patient. For a full article detailing Leah’s connection to the, click here.
What is clear from Dr. Bao’s research is that acupuncture can and does work very with Western Medicine, even with something as severe as breasts cancer treatment.