Cancer Care treatment in Crouch End – I am still helping people to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy. However, as I also help people with Covid-19 and “Long Covid” through the use of Chinese herbal medicine.
Why side effects occur with Chemotherapy
Many people experience side effects from chemotherapy. Side effects are caused when the chemotherapy damages rapidly dividing healthy cells.
Common side effects
- Chemotherapy can cause fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, bowel issues such as constipation or diarrhoea, hair loss, mouth sores, skin and nail problems.
- You may have trouble concentrating or remembering things. There can also be nerve and muscle effects and hearing changes.
- You will be at increased risk of infections. This is because chemotherapy can reduce your levels of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting infections.
Managing side effects
Some therapies have been proven to be safe and effective in scientific studies. For example, therapies such as acupuncture can reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and fatigue. These therapies are part of guidelines for complementary therapies and breast cancer.
I use Chinese Herbal medicine for both Covid -19 and for the treatment of Chemotherapy side effects. My aim is to help you manage your side effects better so you are more comfortable whilst at the same time not putting more drugs in your body.
As well as this I look to help your body recover faster by treating the symptoms you are experiencing – in other words, I don’t give the same medication to any two people.
Please, therefore, take a look at the page related to Covid-19