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