Acupuncture's value in cancer care

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment, originated in China. IT involves inserting needles into the patient's skin, targeting stimulation of specific points of the body and brain.

The mechanism of action of acupuncture has been studied for a while now. The effect of acupuncture is primarily based on stimulation and response of the neuroendocrine system, involving the central and peripheral nervous system.

EEG studies show acupuncture stimulation moderates a wide network and regions of the brain. During cancer treatment, there can be many ailments. Acupunctures unique stimulation can help counter and relieve some of these. The brain response may differ patient to patient.


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