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Psychological Conditions
Anger, Anxiety, Dementia, Depression, Dual Personality, Forgetfulness, Grief, Hopelessness, Hate, Impatience, Insomnia, Mental Oppression, Sadness, Schizophrenia, Stubbornness, Suicidal Tendency, Tension, Worry

Sensory Disorder
Bell’s Palsy, Eye Disorders, Hearing Loss,
Meniere’s Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sinusitis, Tinnitus, TMJ, Vertigo

Respiratory Conditions
Allergies, Asthma, COPD, Chronic Bronchitis,
Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis

Digestive Conditions
Gastritis, GERD, IBS, Gastric Ulcer

Autoimmune Diseases
Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis,

Multiple Sclerosis

Cancer Conditions
Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Sarcoma, etc.

Cardiovascular Conditions
Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Cardiovascular Disease

Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders:
Chronic Back Pain Migraine, Sciatica, Herniated Disk, Spinal Stenosis, Bulging Disk

LUNG CANCER

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world, and too often, chemotherapy is used to treat it. However, the side effects on the patient, both physically and psychologically, are rather harsh. The patient’s immune system is weak and, therefore, their body doesn’t have the ability to heal itself. Here at Advanced Acupuncture, our lung cancer treatments involve a multi-modal approach that is designed specifically for each patient’s needs.

No two lung cancers are the same. Every patient needs a special, individualized approach. For the lung treatment to be effective, there may need to be a mixture of treatments centered around the multi-modal approach we use here at our center.

PROSTATE CANCER

As one of the more common types, prostate cancer is one of the most publicly discussed types of cancer today. Statistics show that 1 out of 9 males in the United States is diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifespan. We utilize a wide range of alternative prostate cancer treatments that work in combination with naturopathic methods.

 

COLON CANCER

Colon cancer is among the most frequent diagnoses in the world. Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of new cases and thousands of people who die from it.

The best thing that a person can do is to be mindful of their health in order to prevent colon cancer. Having an early screening to detect cancer in its early stages is highly recommended. If the cancer is caught early, treatment for colon cancer will be simplified.

 

RISK FACTORS OF COLON CANCER

A proper diet and periodic screening are the keys to colon cancer prevention.
The right diet can also help a patient fight the disease.

Age, genetics, poor diet, intake of alcohol, excess weight, bowel disease, colon polyps, and diabetes are all risk factors for developing colon cancer. People over 50 are more prone to being diagnosed with colon cancer. African Americans and Eastern Europeans who have mutations in their genes are susceptible to developing colon cancer. Having a diet full of processed foods and small amounts of fiber can lead to colon cancer. Heavy drinking, being overweight, and having diabetes can also lead to colon cancer. Additionally, bowel-related diseases lasting more than three months may lead to colon cancer. Having polyps in the colon increases the chances of developing colon cancer as well as having a family history of colon cancer.

PANCREATIC CANCER

Among many cancers, pancreatic cancer is one of the most dangerous of the many forms. It manifests itself so secretly in the body that the patient may only notice when it has already reached later stages. It is imperative to seek treatment early as it shortens the person’s life expectancy.

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Esophageal cancer is very challenging to detect and is usually present in people over 60 years of age. The two main forms of esophageal cancer include squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. This cancer is often found in countries with a higher infrastructure and the beginning symptoms of it can seem like other conditions that are usually treated. Once the cancer cells multiply and have grown significantly, the person begins to experience more symptoms, which will need to be treated as soon as possible.

SARCOMA & EARLY DETECTION

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that is derived from mesenchymal cells that have mutated. It is rather difficult to detect sarcoma in its early stages. There are usually no signs, and the patient may appear to be just fine. It is usually categorized by having pain or numbness and can even show up on an x-ray procedure.

SPINAL CANCER 

Spinal cancer develops when abnormal cells grow at a very rapid rate in the spinal cord or the bones, tissues, fluid, or nerves that make it up and therefore form what is known as a tumor. This disease is rarer than some of the other cancers.

However, it affects about 24,000 Americans every year. Common symptoms include pain, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and sometimes, paralysis. Diagnosing this type of cancer is an intricate process and requires angiography procedures and/or nuclear bone scans. Sometimes, a lumbar puncture may be needed depending on the specific patient’s case.

RISK FACTORS

Some risk factors include exposure to high levels of electromagnetic radiation, especially if this occurred during childhood, having a prior history of cancer, hereditary disorders such as Von Hippel-Lindau disease, and Neurofibromatosis (NF2), and so forth. Patients who have a compromised immune system are also susceptible to spinal cancer.

LYMPHOMA

In the United States, over 50,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma each year. It is not the most common cancer, yet there are many people who continue to battle this disease to this day. There are two categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is far more common than Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The majority of newly diagnosed lymphoma cases are non-Hodgkin’s. Conventional methods of treatment, such as radiation therapy and surgery, are often used.

The issue with the treatment methods for lymphoma presented above is that they suppress the immune system and can cause a lot of pain due to that. The immune system has to fight even harder when the body is undergoing harsh treatments from radiation therapy. The patient begins to feel stressed because their quality of life isn’t the same anymore. They may require extra assistance, and this can cause them to feel like a burden to others and become depressed as a result. At the end of the day, their immune systems have to fight the battle alone.

Nowadays, more people are open to alternative treatments that use a holistic approach to kill cancer without suppressing the immune system. There have been numerous patients that have overcome lymphoma by taking advantage of alternative treatments as opposed to harsh conventional methodologies.

 

THYROID CANCER

Every year in the United States, over 50,000 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer. A large majority of them are women. Due to the advancement of technology, thyroid ultrasounds can detect cancer early so that patients may begin treatment sooner rather than later.

There are four types of thyroid cancer: papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, and medullary thyroid cancer. The symptoms of thyroid cancer can include swollen lymph nodes, enlarged thyroid glands, hoarse voice, coughing, lumps in the neck, and neck and throat pain.

Traditional and conventional thyroid cancer treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, and different forms of radiation therapy as well.

BONE CANCER

Bone cancer is not very common in the United States. However, a few thousand people are diagnosed each year with bone cancer. If it is detected early, the patient’s chances of living longer are increased.

A lot of people today seek alternative therapies to treat bone cancer. These methodologies help fight the disease without a lot of the side effects of conventional medicine. A more natural approach to the treatment of bone cancer reduces a patient’s rate of death immensely.

STOMACH CANCER

Stomach cancer is common in the world today. There have been over 3 million cases in 2015. However, there remains hope in treating stomach cancer without affecting a person’s mental and physical state of being.

CAUSES OF STOMACH CANCER AND RISKS

The most common factors that contribute to stomach cancer development are diet and lifestyle. Some risk factors include processed foods, foods with high sodium content, red meat, and so forth. The science community has proposed smoking as a contributor to the development of stomach cancer. Other risk factors include genetics and having an existing infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Obesity, as well, is listed as one of the risk factors for developing stomach cancer.

STOMACH CANCER SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms associated with stomach cancer include nausea, feeling bloated, loss of appetite, indigestion, etc. If the person is vomiting blood or has blood in their stool, experiencing intense stomach pain, having yellow skin and/or eyes, or experiencing unexplainable weight loss, then this indicates another stage of gastric cancer that requires the patient to seek immediate attention.

MELANOMA

This type of cancer can occur in the intestines, the eyes, or even the mouth. It is fairly easy to recognize and it is recommended that the disease be treated in its early stages as opposed to waiting for it to worsen.

SYMPTOMS OF MELANOMA

Symptoms of melanoma include mole formations that may change in size. Sometimes, the patterns and colors may not be regular, along with a deep itching sensation. If a person notices a mole changing in color, appearance, or size over time, it is highly recommended to follow up with a doctor and inquire about what is going on to treat melanoma at an early stage.

MELANOMA: THE CAUSES

The most frequent cause of melanoma is being exposed to UV rays emitted by the sun, heating lamps, and tanning beds at salons. These UV rays can cause mutations in the DNA of human cells. When cell production genes become affected, this negatively influences the cell environment and becomes a breeding ground for cancer. Some people with fair skin or those who have a family history of melanoma are more prone to developing this form of cancer. With that said, the two main factors that cause melanoma include exposure to UV rays and a person’s genetics.

PREVENTION

To begin, reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation is critical in the prevention of melanoma. This would entail a person refraining from going to tanning salons and avoiding spending prolonged amounts of time in the sun. Wearing protective clothing such as hats and applying suntan lotion can minimize the chances of developing melanoma. Additionally, taking proper care of the immune system is recommended by exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and minimizing the intake of processed foods. One can enhance their diet with foods high in antioxidants, including garlic, citrus fruits, cabbage, green tea, kale, and so on.

OVARIAN CANCER

Each year, over 20,000 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States. Women these days are seeking a more alternative approach to treating this type of cancer. The alternative ovarian treatment approach focuses on the whole body instead of the disease itself. In other words, we examine the effects on both the mind and body since they are all interconnected. By improving the regular functioning of the immune system, the healthy cells have a better chance of fighting their cancerous partners.

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

Most women have a challenging time finding the best way to treat endometrial cancer. Too often they opt for chemotherapy, which uses a lot of radiation to destroy cancer. However, there are other options available. It is not recommended to flood the body with harsh chemicals that can be toxic. An alternative approach to the problem is less damaging to the cells than most conventional treatments today.

 

SYMPTOMS OF ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of endometrial cancer. Additionally, abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, and pain during urination are other symptoms of endometrial cancer. Doctors usually use procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, CT scans, etc to evaluate the stage of cancer the patient is at.

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER TREATMENTS: THE CONVENTIONAL WAY

The conventional way of treating endometrial cancer is by the removal of the uterus, otherwise known as a hysterectomy. Also, the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes may be removed as well.

After surgery, patients are treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and even hormonal therapy. Some patients experience all three combined. Radiation therapy comes with a lot of side effects. Hormonal therapy often involves the release of synthetic progesterone to deter cancer cell growth.

LIVER CANCER

Liver cancer is very common in the United States. Men are more susceptible to this form of cancer than women. The number of people developing liver cancer has increased over the years.

 

SYMPTOMS OF LIVER CANCER

In the early stages of liver cancer, there will be no symptoms present, which makes it challenging to diagnose. However, as the cancer advances, a person may experience any of the following: abdominal pain, stomach pain, vomiting, fatigue, feeling weak or nauseous, bruising easily, etc.

DIAGNOSING LIVER CANCER

Diagnosing liver cancer in its primary stages can be a bit tricky, so looking at a patient’s medical history becomes imperative. Most people who are at a higher risk for liver cancer have diabetes, are obese, have been drinking excessively for a long time, have had hepatitis B or C, have had cirrhosis, and so on.

After a doctor receives the medical history of a patient, they then perform the following tests: blood tests, liver biopsy, liver function tests, abdominal CT or MRI scans, and so forth.

CONVENTIONAL LIVER CANCER TREATMENT

After a patient is diagnosed with liver cancer, they go through different treatment procedures for the liver cancer, which entail removing part of the liver, otherwise known as a hepatectomy, liver transplant, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and other therapies that cause the patient pain and suffering.

KIDNEY CANCER

There are two types of kidney cancer: renal cell carcinoma and urothelial cell carcinoma. The majority of kidney cancers are classified under the category of renal cell carcinoma. However, it is important to note that the treatment for both of these cancers is very similar. Kidney cancer does not discriminate as it affects both men and women. Usually, these people are over the age of 40. Within the last 20 years, the number of people affected by kidney cancer has increased.

RISK FACTORS FOR KIDNEY CANCER 

Risk factors for developing kidney cancer include having a family history of kidney cancer, high blood pressure, being obese, having diabetes or thyroid cancer, having had exposure to radiation, and so forth, just to name a few.

KIDNEY CANCER SYMPTOMS

The early stages of renal cell carcinoma and urothelial cell carcinoma sometimes do not present symptoms. However, when patients attend screenings for other conditions, kidney cancer may be discovered. Symptoms of kidney cancer in its later stages include anemia, fatigue, weight loss, lower back pain, blood in the urine, and sometimes a lump in the stomach or back area.

DIAGNOSING KIDNEY CANCER & CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

When it comes to diagnosing kidney cancer, doctors usually use an array of different methodologies, including blood tests, urine tests, x-rays, CT scans, biopsies, MRI, ultrasound, PET scans, examination of the patient’s medical history, and so on. Once kidney cancer is diagnosed, a patient may undergo any of the following treatments for kidney cancer: radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, ablation, surgery, etc. It is important to note that all of these therapies can cause harsh side effects that affect the patient’s quality of life in terms of their mind-body balance.

Other Cancer

OTHER CANCERS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Cancer Sore
  • Cancer of the Tongue
  • Cancer of the Rectum
  • Cancer of the Upper Jaw
  • Cancer of the Throat
  • Cancer of the Pleura
  • Cancer of the Duodenum
  • Cancer of the Pylorus
  • Cancer of the Testicle
  • Spondylitis
  • Stroke
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Retroflexion
  • Retroversion
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Renal Embolism
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aneurysm of the Heart
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Shingles