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Dao Clinic - angry sea to picture life with the side effects after oncological treatments


Post-oncological treatments often involve long-term medications, such as hormone therapy or targeted therapy, to prevent cancer recurrence or manage chronic cancer-related conditions.

These medications can have various side effects. Some common side effects include:

  1. Fatigue

  2. Hot flashes and night sweats

  3. Joint and muscle pain

  4. Mood changes, including depression and anxiety

  5. Sexual dysfunction

  6. Weight gain

  7. Bone loss or osteoporosis

  8. Swelling or lymphedema

Chinese medicine can help reduce these side effects and support overall well-being during post-oncological treatments. The holistic approach of Chinese medicine aims to strengthen the body's energy or "Qi," maintain the balance of Yin and Yang, and support overall health.

Here are some ways Chinese medicine can help alleviate the side effects of long-lasting medications:

  1. Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help alleviate fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, pain, and mood changes. It can also improve sleep quality, reduce stress, and support the immune system.

  2. Herbal remedies: Customized Chinese herbal formulas can address specific side effects and support overall health. For example, herbs that nourish Yin and clear heat can help alleviate hot flashes and night sweats, while herbs that tonify Qi and blood can help combat fatigue.

  3. Dietary therapy: A nourishing and balanced diet can help support the body during post-oncological treatments. Foods rich in antioxidants, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats can help manage side effects and support overall health.

  4. Stress management: Practicing relaxation techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga, can help reduce stress and anxiety related to long-term medications.

It is important to note that Chinese medicine should be used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional post-oncological treatments, not as a replacement. Consult with your healthcare team and a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner to develop a personalized and integrative treatment plan that supports your well-being during and after cancer treatments.

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