Cancer: rehabilitation and renewal
Date(s): 26 April 2018
Time: 10am - 5pm
Eligibility: Qualified Acupuncturists and Recent Graduates
Rehabilitation & Renewal: Managing long-term consequences of cancer and its treatments with acupuncture
Exploring acupuncture’s vital role in helping people to recover their health following cancer and its treatment with Dr Beverley de Valois
The long-term and late effects of cancer treatment • Symptoms commonly experienced by cancer survivors, such as cancer related fatigue, distress, dry mouth, hot flushes, lymphoedema, etc • Understanding symptom clusters and complex presentations • Fear of recurrence • Reducing risk of secondary and second cancers • Supporting people to self manage chronic symptoms • Beverley draws on her extensive research and clinical experience using acupuncture to support people living with and beyond cancer
Beverley de Valois is a research acupuncturist in the NHS, with a specialist focus on using acupuncture to improve wellbeing for cancer survivors. She has conducted research into breast cancer treatment related hot flushes, lymphoedema, and wellbeing for prostate cancers. She is currently working with colorectal cancer survivors at Barnet Hospital as well as conducting research into using moxa to improve outcomes for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.