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Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms After Breast Cancer Surgery

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Nearly 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lives. It is also estimated that roughly 2,600 men will also develop invasive breast cancer in 2016 (, 2016). Both men and women who undergo breast cancer surgery are often tasked with maintaining their health after the surgical procedure to remove the cancerous cells in the breasts. Pain, wound infection, and swelling are some of the more common symptoms after a surgical procedure. Fortunately, there are alternatives to medication.

At Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago, we have helped many people reduce pain, nausea, and anxiety after breast cancer surgery through acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture for post-surgical breast cancer patients has been found to be very effective in dealing with pain, nausea and anxiety based on the attention placed on specific pressure points of the body. According to a study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, coping with the symptoms during the early stages of recover after breast cancer surgery can be an easier process through the help of acupuncture. The science behind acupuncture is that it focuses on the pressure points of the body to promote blood flow and circulation as a way of rejuvenating the body in a natural way. Many of these pressure points in the body retain much of the pressure after surgery, and by applying pressure to that area, the pressure than then be released or redirected to other parts of the body.

If you have recently had breast cancer surgery and are suffering from the pain or swelling following the procedure, call Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago at (773) 786-9119 to schedule an appointment today with one of our experienced acupuncturists who can help you find relief for your post-surgical symptoms. If you are looking for an alternative to the medications that you have been prescribed for the pain, acupuncture may be the solution. The Chicago acupuncturists are here to help you. Call Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center at (773) 786-9119 today!

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