Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 3e06e4-NGY3O



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient

Description:

Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient An Integrative Approach From Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Danee Barnett, AP, DOM How does Acupuncture work? – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:182
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 47
Provided by: daneebarn
Learn more at: http://www.daneebarnett.com
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient


1
Acupuncture for theCancer Patient
  • An Integrative Approach From
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Danee Barnett, AP, DOM

2
How does Acupuncture work?
  • Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient
    Chinese medicine that has been successfully
    practiced for over 2,500 years, but its practical
    principles and methods are easily understood.

3
Fourteen major energy channels called meridians
course through the human body including the head,
arms, hands, feet, torso and internal organs. A
subtle energy called Qi (pronounced chee)
circulates via these meridians to all parts of
the body, even the most remote cells.
4
Qi is the vital force, the presence of which
separates the living from the dead. Its
balanced, unimpeded flow is critical to sound
health.
5
Qi flows through each of us like a river,
energizing, nourishing and supporting every cell,
tissue, muscle, organ and gland.
6
Any misdirection, blockage, or other derangement
of the amount, flow or balance of Qi may result
in pain, dysfunction and ill health.
7
These imbalances can be caused by
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Accidents
  • Improper Diet
  • Strain
  • Surgery

8
  • With acupuncture needles,
  • I stimulate specific points (acupuncture points)
    along the course of the meridians.
  • Such stimulation helps restore the normal
    balance and flow of Qi so organs and bodily
    systems can work together in harmony as intended

9
  • Acupuncture was initiated at Sloan-Kettering in
    1999
  • Approximately 1400 outpatients per month
  • are treated with acupuncture
  • Inpatient services are offered free of charge

10
In addition to acupuncture, other integrative
therapies offered include
  • Touch Therapies
  • Fitness
  • Mind-Body Meditation
  • Music Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

11
Although many Chinese herbal formulas may help in
cancer treatment they are are NOT used at MSKCC
during chemotherapy because there has not been
enough research to determine if they help or
hinder the effects of chemo
12
Alternative vs. Complementary
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Promoted for use INSTEAD of mainstream care
  • Many are biologically invasive
  • Costly, potentially harmful
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Used WITH mainstream
  • care for cancer
  • Non-invasive
  • Inexpensive, safe and beneficial

13
Complementary Therapies
  • Used WITH mainstream care for cancer
  • Non-invasive
  • inexpensive, safe and beneficial
  • Effectively reduce side effects
  • Enable self-care and control
  • Enhance well-being and quality of life
  • Reduce fear, distress, depression, anxiety
  • Safe, non-invasive, inexpensive and easy to use

14
How is Acupuncture usedat Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center?
15
Acupuncture for Surgical Patients(pre-surgery)
  • promotes relaxation
  • prevents infection
  • shortens recovery time
  • less post-op pain
  • optimum time of treatment
  • is 2 days before surgery

16
Acupuncture for Surgical Patients(post-surgery)
  • less swelling
  • less pain
  • improves mental alertness
  • improves intestinal mobility and urination
  • shortens recovery time
  • promotes incision healing
  • optimum time of acupuncture treatment
  • 2 days post surgery, 1 week post surgery
  • and 2 weeks post surgery

17
Acupuncture for Radiation Patients
  • reduces fatigue
  • helps anemia
  • increases white blood cell count
  • helps nausea and vomiting
  • stops diarrhea
  • helps burns
  • decreases hair loss
  • can help with infertility due to treatment

18
Acupuncture for Chemotherapy Patients
  • Helps nausea and vomiting
  • decreases hair loss
  • helps fatigue and shortness of breath
  • strengthen immune system
  • Increases appetite
  • Helps red and white blood cell counts
  • stops diarrhea
  • helps neuropathy
  • optimum time of acupuncture treatment is 1-2
    hours before treatment and 24 hours after
    treatment. If only one treatment is possible,
    treat before chemo.

19
What Causes Cancer?
  • Genetics
  • Exposure to harmful elements
  • Lack of protective elements
  • Bad habits
  • CHANCE
  • notes tobacco, carcinogens in food and
    environment
  • UV protection, exercise, obesity

20
One Third of CancersAre Preventable with
Lifestyle
21
  • Research at Sloan-Kettering
  • shows us many things we can do
  • ourselves to help avoid a
  • recurrence of cancer

BE PRO-ACTIVE!
22
EXERCISE INCREASES SURVIVAL(and its never too
late to start)
23
EXERCISE AND BREAST CANCER
  • 50-60 increase in survivorship seen
  • with regular physical fitness
  • Nurse Health Study
  • 2987 Nurses with breast cancer decreased their
    risk of death from breast cancer by 50-60 by
    exercising more than 9 hours per week vs. less
    than 3 hours per week.

24
EXERCISE AND COLON CANCER
  • 832 stage III colon cancer patients
  • receiving chemotherapy
  • Reported physical activities 6 month completion
    of chemotherapy
  • 51 decreased risk of dying from colon cancer
    for 18-26.9 hours/week vs. less than
  • 3 hours/week

25
EXERCISE AND CANCER IN GENERAL
  • 55 decreased risk for 27 hours/week exercise
  • The benefit is not significantly modified by
    sex, body mass index, number of lymph nodes
    involved, age, baseline performance status or
    chemotherapy received

26
Exerciseis Huge
JUST DO IT!
27
Guidelines for Physical Fitnessfor most Cancer
Patients and Survivors
Do continuous or intermittent aerobic exercise
20-60 minutes 3-5x/wk Do anabolic exercise
6-12 reps and 1-4 sets of each exercise for
major muscle groups 1-3 x/wk Do flexibility
exercises for major muscle groups 2-4 sets each
exercise 2-3x/wk (i.e. Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi)
28
Diet Recommendationsfrom Sloan-Kettering
29
The Mediterranean Diet
30
Mediterranean Diet Benefits
Analysis of 1.5 million patients Greater
adherence to the Mediterranean Diet has 9
reduction in overall mortality 9 reduction in
cardio-vascular mortality 6 reduction in
cancer mortality 13 decreased incidence of
Parkinsons and Alzheimers
31
Whats in the Diet?
3-5 serving of fresh fruits/day 2-5 servings
of fresh vegetables/day 2 Proteins/day (fish,
legumes, nuts, etc.) WHOLE GRAINS (whole wheat,
brown rice etc.) Extra virgin olive oil rather
than (NOT in addition to) butter or margarine
32
Eat This!
33
Nutritional Supplement Recommendationsfrom
Sloan-Kettering
34
20 billion dollars are spent each year in the
USA on vitamins and nutritional supplements
Anti-oxidants are highly marketed and are of
uncertain benefit Wheat Grass, Gogi, Noni,
Acai, Pomegranate, Green Tea, Reveratrol,
Vitamins A, C and E have not proven to be of
any real benefit
35
HIGH LEVELS OF ANTI-OXIDENTS PROTECT CANCER
CELLS AS WELL AS HEALTHY CELLS!
36
Dont waste your money on supplements, just eat
good, healthy food as per the Mediterranean Diet.
37
There are however, 2 supplements that
Sloan-Kettering Recommends.
38
VITAMIN D 1000-2000 IU Daily
Most people are vitamin D deficient Minimal
vitamin D is obtained from food sources (80
oz. of milk needed to get sufficient D)
Improved outcomes from lung, breast, and
colorectal cancer with sufficient vitamin D
levels Sufficient D levels cut risk of
colorectal cancer
by 50
39
Calcium1000-1500 mg/day
Calcium Citrate is helpful for colon cancer,
prostate cancer and osteoporosis Calcium /
Magnesium combo prevents constipation
Calcium Citrate is the most bio available Take
with food - only 500 mg. at a time
40
Summary
Eat healthy food, not supplements Eat mostly
plants Be physically active every day Stay as
lean as possible without being underweight
Take your Calcium and Vitamin D
41
Mind-Body Meditation
Sloan-Kettering has patients listen to audio
recordings that help visualize the cancer being
destroyed.
42
(No Transcript)
43
SEE them orbiting FEEL them sticking to the
problem HEAR them buzzing as they do their
work SMELL and TASTE the energy they are
creating MAKE IT REAL
44
(No Transcript)
45
SEE the electric blue liquid light energy FEEL it
flowing through you HEAR it cascading SMELL and
TASTE its refreshing qualities MAKE IT REAL
46
Trust Your Instincts
About PowerShow.com