Chemotherapy side effects with Bisoma Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 20
Complaints: After the first chemotherapy for breast cancer, she had intense nausea, fatigue, thrush in mouth, burning urination, anxiety, and constipation. She wanted to try acupuncture immediately after the second chemotherapy because the side effects were debilitating. Her chemotherapy schedule was at every 3 weeks for a total of 6 treatments.
Acupuncture: Left-side Yin horary points in Metal-Order of LU11, KD2, LR3, HT4, and SP9.
Treatment process: The patient had 11 sessions so far in a period of 12 weeks. There was no relief after the first treatment with Wood-Order of LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, and KD10. The patient had an immediate reduction of multiple symptoms after the second acupuncture in Metal-Order. The continuation of Metal-Order was dramatic in not only relieving symptoms, but there was also stabilization of red and white blood cells count.
Discussion: With the reduction of side effects, acupuncture helps patients to finish the recommended course of chemotherapy.