Studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects, such as; pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, anxiety, depression, night sweats, hot flashes, weight loss, and peripheral neuropathy.
From the moment of diagnosis, cancer patients are immediately faced with a world in which they have minimal to no experience. Starting with complex medical terminology and a range of treatment options, patients are emotionally strained to make decisions with limited time in which to make them. The impact of a cancer diagnosis affects the mind, body and spirit of a patient.
During chemotherapy and radiation, our goal is to keep you strong, both mentally and physically, while addressing the side effects of treatment. Specific acupuncture protocols are used to help reduce the stress and inflammation you may experience in active treatment. Working with your Oncology Team and constant communication is of vital importance.
When Treatment ends, the questions continue. From how to regain strength to improving future outcomes, changing habits and dealing with post-treatment side effects. Integrative medicine can assist as you define your new normal and choose lifestyle options that meet your needs.
Sunshine Integrative Health was founded in 2009 to bridge the gap between complementary and conventional medicine. As an Integrative Medicine practice, the vision is wellness for all in a patient centered model. Working side by side with physicians and oncologists throughout the healthcare systems in Gainesville.
Founder of Sunshine Integrative Health, Joseph Williams is a licensed Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida and a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Joseph Williams, A.P., D.O.M. has also successfully completed advanced certifications in Acupuncture for Cancer Care, German Auricular Acupuncture, Low Level Laser and Nutritional Counseling.
Joseph Williams, A.P., D.O.M. is a committee member of the Society of Integrative Oncology and has been published in research specific to Acupuncture in Cancer Care. Joseph Williams, A.P., D.O.M. is currently conducting research with the University of Florida focused on the use of acupuncture to increase appetite and reduce weight loss for cancer patients.
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Food based supplementation is critical during Cancer Care. Additional supplementation may be beneficial dependent on your health and stage in treatment. Only evidence-based supplements from proven quality sources are recommended.
Critical to your care, we listen, discuss and empower you to make lifestyle changes that will improve your quality of life. Educating you with research and evidence-based information allows you to make the best choices for your health.
Sunshine Integrative Health
5200 W. Newberry Rd Suite D4
Gainesville, FL 32607