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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Are you (or someone you know) currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for breast cancer?

One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is the constant state of fatigue.

One of the scariest words one can hear in their lifetime is “You have cancer.” You are then immediately undergoing many check-ups and having to begin treatment, whether it be chemotherapy and/or radiation. These strong treatments may save many lives, but patients undergo many side effects. The most common side effect is fatigue, both physically and mentally, which greatly affects the quality of life.

In a study reported by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, patients who received weekly acupuncture treatments along with their Western treatments had significant results: Acupuncture showed to help their Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF), reduced their signs of anxiety and depression, and improved their overall quality of life.

Read more about the study and how patients responded by Clicking here.

To learn more about what simple practices you can add to your daily routine to help with your energy: click here.


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Source: http://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/blog/2014/12/18/acupuncture-treatment-sports-injuries