Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment originating in China for over thousands year and is gaining momentum and acceptance as a valid intervention in medical practice.
In the United States, a number of cancer centers in the U.S., including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are integrating acupuncture into cancer care.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of cancer-associated symptoms and the side effects of cancer treatments. Sound research has demonstrated acupuncture to be an effective and safe adjunct effective therapy for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, managing cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-related neutropenia, cancer fatigue, and radiation-induced xerostomia.
The rise in interest in acupuncture trials could be attributed to the National Institute of Health’s consensus conference and the increase in federal funding for CAM research since 1999.
Adopted from: The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care, Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Aug; 22(4): 631–viii.
Dr. Wang has a lot of experience in cancer support. He has been working in Oncology and Hematology with traditional Chinese medicine since 1989. He has published many articles and authored several books about cancer treatment, a detail list can be found in Dr Wang under Staff section.