Acupuncture will relieve many symptoms associated with cancer treatment, including pain and stiffness from hormone treatments, dry mouth from radiation treatment, and hot flashes from chemotherapy. Acupuncture will also help in reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. A substantial amount of evidence suggests that complementary health approaches, such as acupuncture, may help to manage some cancer symptoms and side effects of treatment.
A growing number of cancer centers in the United States (Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston) are integrating acupuncture into cancer care. Family Acupuncture Clinic prescribes traditional Asian herbal medicines which include natural products such as ginger which may help control nausea related to chemotherapy. Popular singer Sheryl Crow turned to acupuncture to help her fight her cancer.