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Acupuncture During Cancer Therapy

Finding out that you or someone you love has cancer can be overwhelming. Your life changes in an instance. Worrying about all the tests, the appointments, the therapies and possible surgeries and the prognosis can be very stressful and impact all areas of your life.

Patients often experience pain due to cancer or as a result of surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation frequently cause nausea, headaches, severe fatigue and numbness. There also are the emotional effects like anxiety and depression.

Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial to patients who are going through cancer therapies. In balancing the bodies’ qi (or energy) it can help reduce pain, decrease nausea, headaches and numbness and help one have more energy. Find out more about how acupuncture can help support the body during this difficult time.

Licensed acupuncturist Heather Botjer has offices in two locations, 105 Shad Row in Piermont and 46 Old Ridge Road in Warwick. For more information, contact 551-655-1531 or visit

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