Over 40 Years Acupuncture Experience

We are here to help you during this time. 

Completed Studies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC):

  • Acupuncture for the treatment of pancreatic cancer pain
  • Acupuncture for hot flashes in breast cancer patients
  • Acupuncture for post-thoracotomy pain
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Changes Associated with Salivation following Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture for pain and dysfunction after neck dissection
  • Acupuncture for Xerostomia (dry mouth)

 Ongoing Studies

  • Acupuncture for chronic fatigue in cancer patients
  • Acupuncture for reduction of post-colectomy ileus in colorectal patients

​​​​Our Doctors are here to help you manage the side effects of your cancer therapy. We understand what you are going through and are here for you. We have helped many patients manage their side effects so they can complete their treatments. Oncologists are referring patients to us to help their patients with the benefits of Acupuncture.

Some of the symptoms research has proven Acupuncture can help:

  • decrease swelling, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sensitivity to cold
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • low blood counts
  • neuropathy
  • manage pain
  • alleviate symptoms from surgery and medication
  • Prevent scar tissue contraction
  • improve mental alertness
  • improve intestinal motility and urination
  • shorten recovery time

Acupuncture can offer help to patients undergoing Oncology treatments with supportive treatments, symptom management, and preventative care.  Research is being done at major institutions to understand how acupuncture works and to help educate other medical professionals and patients on the many benefits of acupuncture during cancer therapies.

How Acupuncture Can Help You

Acupuncture for Side Effects of Cancer Therapy

Research Studies 


 Pain Management During Cancer Therapy

Acupuncture can help with pain management by modulating the sensory pain center in the brain, producing an analgesic effect.  It helps release the following neurotransmitters:

  • Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine)
  • Norepinephrine
  • Dopamine

Acupuncture for Pre-surgical Patients

The optimum time for treatment:  2 days before surgery

  • Promotes relaxation
  • Prevents infection
  • Prevents side effects
  • Alleviates symptoms

Acupuncture on Post-Surgical Patients

The optimum time for treatment:

  • 2 days post-surgery: daily treatment is advised to help control pain, improve urination and bowel habit
  • 1-week post-surgery: help decrease swelling, pain control, alleviate symptoms from surgery and medication
  • 2 weeks post-surgery: prevent scar tissue contraction, decrease swelling, improve mental alertness, improve intestinal motility and urination, shorten recovery time, promote incision healing

Acupuncture for Toxic Side Effects of Chemotherapy

  • Enhance the effects of chemotherapy and decrease tumor resistance
  • Alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy
  • Acupuncture should be given 24-hours before and/or after chemotherapy

Acupuncture to Improve Immune Function

  • Acupuncture should be done 1-2 hours before chemotherapy treatment
  • Help with the following side effects:  fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, vertigo, sensitivity to cold, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, bleeding, infection, low blood counts, toxicity, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, neuropathy, hepatic dysfunction

Acupuncture for Post-Radiation Therapy

  • Helps with the following side effects:  fatigue, low white blood cell count, anemia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin burns, hair loss, infertility

Acupuncture for Bone Marrow Transplant

  • Acupuncture should be started a few weeks before the bone marrow transplant to prepare the body for the transplant.  Helps with jaundice, ascites, hepatomegaly, bacterial infections, fungal infections, viral infections
  • Acupuncture should be done for 1-4 weeks after transplant to reduce toxicity, alleviate symptoms and improve bodily functions.