Pancreatic Cancer and the Need to Sleep Better

man asleep on coach in day to illustrate difficulty sleeping with pancreatic cancer
November 22, 2023

Living with pancreatic cancer is an uphill battle, especially when pain disrupts your sleep and interferes with your mental health. In this blog post, we’ll delve into one aspect of the challenges faced by those with cancer. We’ll highlight a case study that demonstrates how Equiscope therapy can relieve pain.

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer typically manifests early on with subtle symptoms that can easily be overlooked or dismissed as less serious health issues. While not immediately alarming, these symptoms are important to note and increase the chances of early detection and successful treatment.

  1. A dull, persistent pain or discomfort that’s felt in the upper abdomen or back.
  2. Unexplained weight loss that cannot be attributed to dietary changes, exercise, or stress.
  3. Jaundice (the yellowing of the skin and eyes) due to bilirubin buildup in the blood.
  4. Digestive issues that may include changing bowel habits, nausea, vomiting, or a sudden aversion to certain foods.
  5. Generalized fatigue and weakness that don’t improve with rest.

The Importance of Sleep with Cancer

In advanced stages, pancreatic cancer often metastasizes to critical organs like the lungs. This is accompanied by immense pain, particularly pleuritic pain, that can drastically affect daily life.

Sleep is vital for your health but becomes almost impossible when every breath and movement trigger sharp discomfort. And sleep disturbances dramatically impact energy levels and mental health, adding to the challenges of living with cancer.

Equiscope Therapy for Pain Management

So – let’s talk about a 53-year-old male battling stage IV pancreatic cancer with metastasis in the right pleura. The resulting pleurisy and pleuritic pain made deep breathing and lying on his right side excruciating. For three weeks, tension gripped his right scapular elevator muscle.

It’s difficult to imagine such pain unless you experience it – and the resulting lack of sleep that saps daytime energy.

The client underwent five sessions of Equiscope therapy. The protocol involved placing plates at the scapular elevator muscle, key acupuncture points (LU 1 and LU 2), and the tender point above the metastatic pleural implant. After just three sessions, he sensed complete relief of the tension in the scapular elevator muscle. And by the fifth session, the pleuritic pain had significantly improved, enabling him to sleep better.

Let’s look how this is possible.

How Does Equiscope Therapy Work?

infographic on electricity in the human bodyEquiscope therapy is based in the science of bioenergetics (see infographic). The Electro-Equiscope intelligently brings your body’s bioelectrical system back into stasis when it detects resistance (bioimpedance) that indicates cellular damage.

By using bioenergetic therapy to address and relieve the root cause of pain from pancreatic cancer, Equiscope therapy significantly improved this man’s sleep quality. It contributed to increased energy levels and a better quality of life for him.

Intellbio Can Help You Find Equiscope Technicians

If you or a loved one is struggling with the challenges of cancer, or any other source of pain, please consider Equiscope therapy. Exploring alternative interventions can make a significant difference in improving overall wellbeing and pain levels.

Intellbio is the sole global distributor of the Electro-Equiscope, and we’re happy to answer any queries you have. Contact us today and let’s talk!

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Pancreatic Cancer and the Need to Sleep Better
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Pleuritic pain from pancreatic cancer makes sleep difficult. Learn how Equiscope therapy helped a client gain much-needed sleep to cope.