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Ask the Doctor

Q: Can acupuncture help treat cancer?

A: Acupuncture treatments have been recognized to be effective in supporting the patientís immune system during a chemotherapy or radiation therapy period. It can reduce gastric discomforts as well as bring energy and balance to oneís system. It is also widely used during and after chemotherapy and radiation to help the patient recover from fatigue, lack of endurance, and hair loss. It is also helpful in managing menopausal symptoms in women.

Q: Can Chinese Medicine help my kids with frequent colds?

A:  Common childhood diseases are cold, flu, ear infection, sinus infection, bronchitis, allergy, asthma, and eczema. Chinese medicine can be very beneficial for your children. It strengthens and fortifies the immune system. This can decrease the severity and occurrence of the illness. Some children need acupuncture treatments and they tend to do well with the treatment. Powder, pill and tincture are usually prescribed for children. Herb tea is prescribed in absolutely necessary situations. Consult your doctor for more information.

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