How Acupuncture Can Play a Role in Cancer Prevention

December 7, 2015
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As of 2011, cancer has been the leading cause of death among Canadians. While many of us are on a journey to reduce our chances of living with cancer, acupuncture can serve as an effective means of achieving that goal. Acupuncturists start the process by investigating your diagnostic system and health history in order to determine the existing imbalances in the organs. This proactive approach will help you to attain a greater sense of awareness of your current risk factors and how you can take a preventative approach toward cancer. Here are further details on how acupuncture helps you to prevent cancer.

Restores balance and keeps the system in optimal shape

Once the existing imbalances in your body have been identified, I will offer guidance in helping you to restore balance.  Acupuncture also helps to strengthen the immune system which in effect becomes an essential in cancer prevention. The body becomes more likely to undergo its natural processes of cell reproduction and growth.

Acupuncture helps to prevent other disorders that can lead to cancer

There are a number of disorders that can lead to cancer. Also, if your work or home environment places you at a risk of increased exposure to carcinogenic elements and toxins, acupuncture can help you to be aware of the toxins that are building up in your system. In addition, your detailed health history assessment will help you determine what other diseases you may be at risk of contracting.

Acupuncture combined with dietary and lifestyle factors can prevent cancer

The effects of acupuncture become enhanced through following a healthy dietary and lifestyle regimen. As a certified RAC and RTCMP who uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to improve imbalances, I provide recommendations on Chinese herbs that will reduce your chances of getting cancer through the removal of toxins present in your body. The recommendations I will offer are specific to your body’s needs.

Exercise also plays a vital role in stress reduction and cancer prevention. In relation to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is recommended that exercises of yoga, tai chi, and qigong are practiced on a regular basis. A healthy diet rich in organic produce, fiber, and soy is paramount to maintaining the effects of your regular exercise and acupuncture treatment routine.  After all, you don’t want all your progress to go to waste.

When it comes to cancer prevention, acupuncture allows you to take greater control. With carcinogens being so widespread, it can seem overwhelming to prevent cancer. However, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed when you receive acupuncture treatments. You may even feel more relaxed as a result of your treatments. Acupuncture allows you to be more in tune with your body’s functioning. This heightened awareness will hopefully encourage you to learn the preventative measures you need to take to live a cancer free life. If you would like to get started in taking better control of your cancer prevention, feel free to contact me to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation session.