One of my very favorite patients to treat was a man who had advanced Leukemia and was in the last year of his life. He received chemotherapy each week and would stagger into my office the next day very pale, exhausted, & clearly struggling. I would treat him and we would spend the hour together talking about what he was learning about himself and about life. He left the office with a spring in his step and color in his cheeks. Although he did die, getting acupuncture treatments that year allowed him to have comfortable days spent with a family he loved. He had the energy to work around the house, play with grandchildren, and work on his art. He was also able to become more conscious and free in himself - to realize how he had kept himself from really loving people in his life and to make the changes that lead to being truly happy and at peace. It was an honor to know him and a lot of fun to be with him!
For more information about acupuncture or treatment in conjunction with cancer care see The Center for Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in Seattle.