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The conventional treatment of cancer usually involves one or more of the following therapies:
Surgery, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Radiation, Hormonal & Targeted Therapies.
These treatments frequently induce their own powerful side effects, which can include:
Anxiety, Depression, Constipation/Diarrhea, Dry Mouth, Edema, Nausea, Hot Flashes, Peripheral Neuropathy, Fatigue, Pain, Headache/Migraines, Insomnia and more.
Because of the growing body of research demonstrating the importance of patient wellbeing in lowering morbidity and improving patient outcomes, advanced cancer centers such as The Queen’s Medical Center have sought to manage these symptoms.
However when treated with conventional pharmaceuticals, management of these symptoms can greatly increase a patient’s intake of drugs. This pharmacopoeia requires careful supervision to avoid negative drug interactions and it can also place an added burden on the patient’s immune system.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the World Health Organization(WHO) recognize the efficacy of acupuncture in treating cancer patients. The National Cancer Institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Studies also cites the therapeutic use of acupuncture in the treatment of cancer symptoms and/or cancer treatment-related symptoms. In a survey in the summer of 2009, 68% of acupuncture patients receiving treatment from Jayne Tsuchiyama reported a 50-100% improvement in side effects.
Since 2008 Jayne has provided acupuncture services to the Cancer Center of The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) in Honolulu, HI. QMC is the leading medical referral center in the Pacific Basin. The Cancer Center at Queen’s is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cancer research and treatment center. The program established by Dr Tsuchiyama marked the first time that acupuncture services were provided by a licensed, board certified acupuncturist as part of a comprehensive program of therapies offered by any hospital in the state.
Jayne Tsuchiyama is further certified in Cancer Care Acupuncture by Memorial Sloan Kettering (NY).