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Annie Wang Acupuncture provides breast cancer treatment to patients in Los Altos, Belmont and throughout the Bay Area who are interested with a more natural approach and as a complement to traditional western medical care. Nearly every family has been affected by breast cancer. Data shows, of every eight women* in the U.S. one will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.
A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating and emotionally distressing; it impacts every aspect of your life, leaving you to wonder what the future holds, not only for you, but for your family. Acupuncture can help the ll stress, anxiety, and depression many women* experience as they go through treatment.
Traditional treatment for breast cancer depends on the stage of the disease and may include lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node dissection, or other surgeries. Chemotherapy and radiation are often used on their own, or in conjunction with surgery. Surgical procedures could potentially result in pain, while chemo and radiation causes nausea, fatigue, hair loss, nephropathy, anemia, low red blood cell count, fertility issues and other unpleasant side effects.
Acupuncture for breast cancer patients helps address these problems, improving the immune system while countering negative side effects and promoting an overall sense of well-being. From physical pain and fatigue to emotional issues, acupuncture helps women feel better along the journey so they can focus on healing and fighting a disease that is challenging and frightening.
There are many factors that can contribute to an increased risk of breast cancer. These include genetics, diet, exercise, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. Consuming too much alcohol, smoking, eating processed foods, taking estrogen-containing hormones or medication; all are things women can control. Women* who are overweight or obese are more prone to breast cancer than women who maintain a healthy weight.
In addition to acupuncture and herbal therapy to treat or prevent breast cancer, incorporate a high fiber, low-fat diet, exercise, meditation, and other lifestyle changes or activities that promote overall health and well-being. A healthy body, mind, and spirit are important for fighting sickness and disease. Since every person is unique and needs are different, our team of knowledgeable and experienced acupuncturists provides individualized recommendations on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle practices.
To learn more about breast cancer treatment and how we can help, we invite those in Belmont, Los Altos, South Bay and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to contact Annie Wang Acupuncture. We want to help you through your journey toward better physical, emotional, and spiritual health as you fight to win the battle against breast cancer. Call Annie Wang Acupuncture at 650-468-3636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This article focuses on the treatment and care of women, although men can get breast cancer too. Even though males do not have milk-producing breasts, a man’s breast cells and tissue can develop cancer. At less than 1%, or one in one thousand, male breast cancer is rare.
We also treat fertility issues such as PCOS and endometriosis, please call for more information.