Cancer Care

Specializing in Cancer Rehabilitation Care

Cancer care has become one of Joe’s areas of special expertise. The Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine Center of Reading is committed to improving patient quality of life by
treating cancer pain and other cancer symptoms.

Although acupuncture is not able to cure cancer, it can be used to treat a variety of
symptoms and conditions associated with the disease as well as the side effects of cancer
treatments (especially chemotherapy). It has been shown in randomized clinical trials that
acupuncture can effectively treat the nausea and vomiting often associated with
chemotherapy. There is also clinical evidence supporting acupuncture as a successful
treatment for managing or treating cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-related
neutropenia, cancer fatigue, and radiation-induced xerostomia. The physical mechanisms
behind acupuncture’s effectiveness are not completely understood, but its effectiveness
has been documented.

In his work at the Winchester Hospital Cancer Care Center (where he is a Certified
Cancer Rehab Provider) Joseph has treated many cancer patients and has seen many of
them benefit from acupuncture. Some conditions which acupuncture may be able to help
include chronic pain from the disease; chemotherapy side effects such as nausea and
vomiting, sleep disruption, and dry mouth; anxiety and depression; edema (swelling);
pain or numbness caused by the treatments; and others.

Contact us today for a free consultation.