CMC has always tracked evidence and research on using acupuncture to relieve lymphedema symptoms. Our trained integrative cancer care practitioners have successfully used acupuncture for many years for our lymphedema clients, with a perfect safety record.
Lymphedema is a distressing life-long condition affecting thousands of breast cancer patients. This condition often occurs after radiation therapy or surgery, in which lymph nodes are damaged or removed. When the lymph system is functioning properly, lymph fluid flows through a network of vessels and nodes before returning to the bloodstream. Damage to the lymph network results in fluid buildup in soft tissues and causes painful swelling in the affected limb.
Acupuncture for Lymphedema Bay Area Cancer Connections