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Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship: Recovery, renewal and transformation - a guide for practitioners (Paperback)

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Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship - Recovery, Renewal and Transformation is the first book to focus on the subject of using acupuncture in cancer survivorship. As a guide for practitioners it aims to help acupuncturists to:

Understand the challenges faced by cancer survivors

Relate their cancer experience to the principles of traditional 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

Manage expectations of both patient and practitioner

Access the research that has been conducted in this field.

Acupuncture can play a vital role in helping the growing number of cancer survivors adjust to life post-treatment, especially in supporting them in coming to terms with how cancer has affected their lives. This includes managing the physical and emotional after effects of diagnosis and treatment, making healthy lifestyle choices, coping with the fear of recurrence, learning how to manage a chronic condition, and establishing the "new normal" that is the legacy of a cancer diagnosis.

This book will help to bring the acupuncture profession more up-to-date in its understanding of cancer survivorship and related issues. It includes the stories of survivors; these are presented throughout the book using case studies to which the patients themselves have contributed. The overall objective is to enable acupuncturists to help cancer survivors gain control back over their lives post-treatment, through understanding the specific issues facing survivors and how acupuncture can help them.

Most people think that when a cancer patient finishes treatment, that is the end of the cancer journey. While many people recover from having cancer and its treatments, others experience physical and emotional issues related to the consequences of their experience. Some of these issues may be ongoing and last for months, or even years, after treatment ends. This book can help acupuncturists understand the issues faced by people living with and beyond cancer and help support them in their process of recovery.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesTraditional medicine & herbal remediesMedical & VeterinaryComplementary medicineChiropractic & osteopathyMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesPhysiotherapyMind, Body & Spirit Publisher: Handspring Publishing Limited Publication Date: 27/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9781913426279  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Beverley de Valois PhD LicAc FBAcC MBLS is a practising acupuncturist and ScarWork therapist. Based in the UK she is a Fellow of the British Acupuncture Council. She was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the British Lymphology Society from 2017-2020. From 2000 to 2019, she worked as a Research Acupuncturist in the Supportive Oncology Research Team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre where work focused on how acupuncture can be used to support people living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Her particular interest is how to use acupuncture to rehabilitate and renew people when they have completed active cancer treatment. Dr de Valois has conducted several early phase research studies in this area: Her PhD investigated using two forms of acupuncture to manage breast cancer treatment-related hot flushes and night sweats She received a research grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate using acupuncture and moxibustion to improve wellbeing and quality of life for people with cancer treatment-related lymphoedema British Acupuncture Council funding enabled a study into teaching people undergoing chemotherapy in the NHS (UK) to self-administer moxibustion to improve outcomes. Dr de Valois has published a number of papers and articles in integrative medicine journals and has presented extensively at conferences in Europe, Canada and the USA. She teaches regularly at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK and the Traditional Acupuncture Academy in Leamington, UK.

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