We are pleased to offer acupuncture to our patients. Oncology-trained, licensed, and credentialed acupuncture physicians perform this safe, holistic treatment approach at our facility. It has no side effects and can combat the side effects of cancer treatment.
It started in China more than 2,500 years ago and became popular in the United States in the 1970s. Throughout that time, this traditional Chinese medicine has been used to help prevent disease and manage symptoms of disease – and to improve general health.
Our mission is to improve your quality of life using safe, non-toxic, complementary therapies and a personalized approach.
Learn about the potential benefits of acupuncture treatment.
The majority of patients find the treatments to be both relaxing and energizing, as well as helping to reduce their symptoms and common side effects.
Acupuncture can help with relaxation and cancer-related fatigue, as well as helping to reduce cancer treatment side effects. We offer acupuncture for cancer patients during and after chemotherapy to help you manage your symptoms and reduce side effects.
The National Cancer Institute reports that acupuncture can be helpful in reducing the following symptoms related to cancer treatment:
- Hot flashes
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neuropathy (nerve damage)
- Poor appetite
- Sleeping problems
How Does Acupuncture Work?
During your first visit, your physician will ask you questions to better understand your condition, diagnosis, and existing treatment plan. Then, your team member will prescribe a customized course of acupuncture that complements your oncology care plan.
During your acupuncture session, your care team member will apply needles, heat, or pressure to one or more places on your skin – known as acupuncture points. There are more than 360 acupuncture points on the body.Experts believe that acupuncture modulates physiological activity of neurons and regulates homeostasis (or the state of balance) of the human body. In other words, it can:
- help your blood flow
- boost your immune system activity
- trigger release of the body’s natural painkillers to relieve pain
Research is being conducted to try to better understand exactly how acupuncture works to alleviate pain and boost your overall health and well-being.
To schedule an acupuncture appointment, call 305-243-4129.
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