Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Acupuncture for cancer suffers in Bristol

Penny Brohn Cancer Care is a charity dedicated to helping cancer sufferers live well, through a unique combination of physical, emotional and spiritual support designed to help at any stage of the illness.
The charity runs a weekly clinic helping to teach patients how to play an active role in keeping themselves well through treatment. The clinic runs from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Monday mornings and includes:

 I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the bodyworkers offering massage to cancer suffers. Also on Mondays there is an open acupuncture clinic where people can try acupuncture. Some cancer suffers have found acupuncture to be a useful tool in terms of helping them through chemotherapy and to manage the side effects of treatment they may be receiving. For more information on acupuncture for cancer care you can view an information sheet from Penny Brohn here and an information sheet from the British Acupuncture Council here.

 The clinic at Penny Brohn offers the following.
  • Practical advice on eating well and managing side effects
  • Optional acupuncture to help with nausea and tiredness
  • Gentle exercise sessions specially designed for people with cancer
  • Relaxation skill sfor use at homeand in hospital
  • Delicious healthy snacks and juices
  • Meeting and sharing with others going through similar experiences
It really is a wonderful place and well worth a visit.

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