How Acupuncture Can Help with Breast Cancer Symptoms

//How Acupuncture Can Help with Breast Cancer Symptoms

How Acupuncture Can Help with Breast Cancer Symptoms

Canva MondayOctober 1 officially marked the start of an annual campaign used to create awareness about breast cancer.  This annual campaign runs the entire month of October and features many events and activities used to raise awareness about:

  • Early detection
  • Warning signs
  • Fundraisers
  • Treatments
  • Scientific advancements
  • Support

Cancer treatments can be extremely harsh and the side effects can be unbearable.  Some have found relief by using treatments like acupuncture.  Some of the ways acupuncture can help ease the side effects of breast cancer treatments are:

• help relieve fatigue

• control hot flashes

• help decrease nausea

• reduce vomiting

• lessen pain

It’s a wonderful thought that acupuncture can help your most uncomfortable treatment side effects but many have questions about how it works and if it is safe.  Even more importantly, will you experience side effects from the acupuncture treatment itself.

Here is a simple explanation of what acupuncture does.  Our bodies have energy that flows through it call Qi pronounced “chee”.  This Qi energy flows through several meridians or specific points in our body.  Sometimes these points become blocked, sluggish or weakened.  When that occurs, we our body responds by exhibiting pain, fatigue, etc.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural, side-effect free way to relieve blocked meridians.  This is accomplished by stimulating acupuncture points or meridians.  The stimulation of certain meridians start the Qi energy moving again.  Once Qi is moving, the symptoms you are feeling begin to alleviate.

Many individuals are concerned about the needles used to stimulate Qi.  Acupuncture needles are very different from needles found in a doctor’s office.  As a matter of fact, they are quite thin and most of the time, people hardly notice them being inserted.  Once inserted, patients remain quite calm and relaxed during the entire acupuncture session.  Acupuncture sessions mary vary in length depending on each patient and the symptoms they are experiencing.

marie-2015Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. – Qualified to Help!

Dr. Marie Perkins works with each of her patients creating and developing a personal healing and health plan, giving them the best course of treatment for the best outcome.

Dr. Marie Perkins is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor, Florida as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist.

She is licensed by the National:

  • Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)


Stop hurting and start living!  Contact East West Healing Solutions today for a FREE consultation.  Discover how we can help you start living pain free again.

Contact Us:

34876 US Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Phone: 727-216-3972
Fax: 727-216-3982

By | 2017-09-01T17:27:36+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Acupuncture|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health. Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.. “Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.” Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.

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