Acupuncture for Cancer Survivors: Restoring Health and Resilience after Cancer Treatment
Date(s): 23 - 24 November 2024
Time: 10am - 5pm
Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates
Cancer treatment is finished! Now life can return to normal! Or can it? And why should acupuncturists be interested?
Nearly 25% of cancer survivors live with at least one long-term consequence of their cancer treatment. Many are told by their medical professionals that nothing can be done, and they need to learn to live with troublesome chronic symptoms.
Acupuncture is an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention that can support cancer survivors to deal with the physical, psychological, and social consequences of cancer treatments. It can reduce the symptom burden, enable coping, and improve long-term health and wellbeing – many cancer survivors exclaim “acupuncture has given me my life back”.
This course aims to increase acupuncturists’ awareness of the challenges cancer survivors face after cancer treatment. It will empower acupuncturists to address these issues using acupuncture and moxibustion, and to develop their own toolbox, regardless of the style(s) of acupuncture they practice. Beverley de Valois brings to this workshop her 25 years of experience working as both practitioner and researcher in the field of cancer survivorship.
Beverley de Valois PhD LicAc FBAcC MBLS, trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, and has 25 years’ experience as Research Acupuncturist in the NHS. She is the lead author of an international collaboration responsible for developing recommendations for the safe practice of acupuncture in integrative oncology. She is also a distinguished researcher of acupuncture in the supportive care of cancer survivors and is the author of “Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship: Recovery, Renewal and Transformation” published by Singing Dragon.