LaVera S’s Story on How Acupuncture Helped With Chemo Side Effects
In December of 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few years prior to this, I was made aware of the healing properties of acupuncture through the experience of my daughter getting her Masters in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a holistic healing method and can be used in conjunction with any diagnosis. With this knowledge, I knew I was going to request as many treatments as possible to strengthen me and take me through the chemotherapy process.
At the time of diagnosis, I was introduced to a women’s group called Unite For Her. This group made it possible to meet my current acupuncturist Ruonan Zhang of the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine. My acupuncturist studied my case comments and administered the treatment that fit my personal issues.
I have experienced great relief from the chemo side effects of nausea, neuropathy, and I was able to continue working full time and doing things I enjoy, like cleaning and yoga. Now, seven months after being diagnosed, I am cancer free! This has been a life-changing experience, and I am grateful for all the support I received.
Thank you Yang Institute.
– LaVera S. BCS