Auricular acupuncture can help alleviate side effects such as hot flushes, night sweats and poor sleep. It is particularly effective for breast, prostate and gynaecological cancer patients who are currently undergoing hormone treatment.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a simple and safe type of acupuncture where tiny needles are inserted at specific points on the outer ear. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the outer ear is believed to be a microcosm of the whole body. This ancient form of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China but has become a unique branch of TCM throughout other parts of the world since the late 1970s.
Nowadays auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of conditions.
Our professionally trained acupuncturists use a set protocol of auricular acupuncture points, known as NADA, to treat breast, prostate and gynaecological cancer patients who are currently undergoing hormone treatment.
This protocol involves the insertion of five needles in each ear which stimulate the Sympathic, Shenmen (Mind), Kidney, Liver and Lung points.
Once the needles are inserted in each ear it’s your chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the treatment for upto 1 hour.
By stimulating the above points, Auricular Acupuncture helps to:
- Alleviate symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment including hot flushes, night sweats and poor sleep
- Improve overall health and wellbeing
- It can benefit your mental health
- It is used to treat a wide range of conditions; it helps to relieve pain, calm the mind and regulate the endocrine system
Feedback has suggested that 8 in 10 people say it has made a difference for them – with a success rate of more than 84 per cent!
How to book
To find out more or to book on to one of our sessions, please call us on 0114 553 3330 and go through option 1.
Please note: as this is a very popular treatment, we run these sessions in groups of 6 and they are mixed gender. Sessions are on Mondays and Fridays and we will need to ask you a few details about your general health to ensure you are safe to have the acupuncture. We may also ask to contact your clinical team for further information about the treatment you are undergoing. We also understand that you may not be able to attend your appointment but we do ask If you can let us know as soon as possible if this is the case so that we can give the appointment to somebody else.