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Bone Cancer Acupuncture for Dogs Huntington WV

The acupuncture point Liver 3 is touted as the cure for mammary cancer by a Norwegian veterinarian. Recently published evidence regarding the mechanisms of how acupuncture treats bone cancer pain underscores the imperative of practicing acupuncture from a scientific, rather than the unfortunately more common, belief-based perspective.

Tri-State Veterinary Hospital
(304) 525-8387
6474 Merritts Crk Rd
Huntington, WV
 
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(740) 886-9424
6129 County Road 107
Proctorville, OH

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Barboursville, WV

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Ashland, KY

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Huntington, WV

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Acupuncture for Bone Cancer Pain

The acupuncture point Liver 3 is touted as the cure for mammary cancer by a Norwegian veterinarian.
Recently published evidence regarding the mechanisms of how acupuncture treats bone cancer pain underscores the imperative of practicing acupuncture from a scientific, rather than the unfortunately more common, belief-based perspective.

That is, the philosophical dichotomy between those who believe that acupuncture point stimulation moves invisible energy (qi) through invisible pathways on the body (meridians) and those who recognize the neuroscientific basis of acupuncture may have tremendous impact on the health and well-being of veterinary cancer patients.

Promoters of acupuncture as an energy medicine have promulgated two diametrically opposed ideas among their followers.

The first concept promises to cure most cancer by carefully selecting a single acupuncture point chosen according to tumor location, pulse diagnosis or the practitioner’s intuition. This technique, described in the originator’s website along with reported cases, supposedly leads to “total disappearance or significant regression” of cancer in 80 percent of patients. 1 , 2 , 3

The second idea cautions against treating oncology patients with acupuncture altogether, lest the energy stimulated by the needle either feeds tumors to make them grow or leads to metastasis by increasing local circulation. 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 Neither has a rational scientific mechanism nor ha...

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