Chinese Medicine and Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer
by Vincent Ramos, Public Awareness Director, Pleural Mesothelioma Center
Pleural Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and is the most common type of mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Individuals' afflicted by these ailments are put in excruciating pain, and are forced to undergo numerous operations and chemotherapy treatments in an attempt to stop the rapacious cancer from progressing to a terminal state. Acupuncture has been linked to alleviating the nausea associated with chemotherapy and the pain incurred from the constant surgeries.
Holistic medicine has numerous well-known health benefits. Using alternative forms of therapy can lower blood pressure, improve coordination and reduce stress.
For those coping with a chronic illness such asmesothelioma or other types of cancers, a holistic therapy treatment routine can be added to a treatment regimen, whether it is holistic or traditional treatment. Like any treatment, holistic forms of therapy should be individualized to meet specific needs. Unsurprisingly, cancer patients often do not have enough energy and do not feel well enough for much physical activity. Especially during treatments such as chemotherapy, even simple tasks like making dinner can become daunting chores. Cancer patients often suffer from fatigue and muscle soreness, as well as various other ailments like shortness of breath caused by mesothelioma of the lung.
These problems often can be relieved by implementing acupuncture. For patients who may have trouble integrating physical activity into their lives during treatment, acupuncture provides a low-impact, low-stress technique for rejuvenating and reenergizing the body.
A patient should incorporate acupuncture in whatever way works best for his or her schedule and body. Some cancer patients find that a weekly acupuncture session is enough to improve physical wellbeing and reduce stress.
As with any such lifestyle change, a new therapy treatment should be approved by cancer patients’ doctors. Doctors can advise their patients with regards to each specific diagnosis and condition and may even be able to recommend other types of treatments methods.
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