ACUPUNCTURE FOR PROSTATE CANCER
We run weekly ear acupuncture clinics for men with prostate cancer who are receiving hormone therapy (ADT). Ear acupuncture has been found in clinical research to be helpful in reducing the unpleasant side effects of ADT.
I know that the flushes haven’t just deteriorated naturally because if I miss an acupuncture session I can really tell the difference. I still get hot flushes, but since I started having ear acupuncture, I don’t get anywhere near as many as I used to and their severity is reduced
If you would like to book onto a clinic, ask your Doctor, a medical professional, healthcare practitioner or support worker to refer you to us.
The clinics are available to people who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are currently undergoing hormone therapy (ADT). Ear acupuncture is proven to alleviate some of the side-effects of ADT. It is currently provided to patients by the NHS, but only a limited number of sessions. The purpose of our clinics is to provide an affordable continuation of the treatment. Following the success of a clinical trial, we have been awarded additional funds and now have three weekly 1hr clinics starting in February 2020:
Each clinic has capacity for 10 people. As well as the benefits of the acupuncture itself, the clinics provide regular group support which has proven to be extremely beneficial for reducing feelings of isolation, creating a sense of camaraderie and sharing ways of coping with the challenges of living with such a diagnosis.
Having reviewed the currently available literature, we are able to confidently state that acupuncture, when used as an adjunct therapy, is a safe practice with the potential to control and relieve symptoms of ADT.
The Referral Process
Step 1: Your Doctor/healthcare practitioner/support worker needs to contact Phoenix Health and Wellbeing and pass on your contact details. They need to ring us on 0113 234 0818 and it will take just a few minutes.
Step 2: We will contact you to confirm we have received your referral and book you in. If the clinics are full, we will add you to our waiting list.
Step 3: Come to your first appointment. We ask for a small donation towards the sessions if you can afford it.
There is currently no waiting list for the clinics.
We are fortunate to have Giles Watts running our clinics. Giles is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and has been practising for 22 years. He also acts as a supervisor for acupuncturists and has lectured at degree level. He brings his wealth of experience to our clinic.
1 session per week
Small donation if you can afford it