Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship

Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship: Recovery, Renewal, and Transformation

Paperback Published on: 21/07/2023
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Synopsis

Acupuncture can play a vital role in helping the growing number of cancer survivors adjust to life after receiving cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. This includes managing the physical and emotional after-effects of diagnosis and treatment, making healthy lifestyle choices, coping with fear of recurrence, learning how to manage a chronic condition, and establishing the "new normal" that is the legacy of a cancer diagnosis and its treatments. As a guide for practitioners, it aims to help acupuncturists to: · Understand the challenges faced by cancer survivors who have completed treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) · Understand the biomedical context of the consequences of cancer treatments · Relate their patient's cancer experience to the principles of east Asian medicine · Treat some specific consequences of cancer treatment · Work safely with cancer survivors · Support cancer survivors on an emotional level · Help patients come to terms with a chronic condition and adjust to the "new normal" · Manage expectations of both patient and practitioner · Access the research that has been conducted in this field.

  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781913426279
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 820g
  • Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 26 mm

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