- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- MS, Acupuncture - Bastyr University
- BA, Biomedical Anthropology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
“Acupuncture is a powerful treatment we can offer each of our patients to gently reduce side effects, support the whole person and improve quality of life,” says Gurneet Singh, a licensed acupuncturist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia. Singh is nationally certified and designated as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
In the fall of 2006, Singh joined CTCA® to initiate and launch the hospital’s acupuncture program. Since then, she has provided acupuncture treatments to many patients and has been proud to play a role on our integrated team of cancer experts. She states, “Each member of the team is valued for the special expertise he or she can contribute to the care and healing of patients. We work seamlessly together as a unified team to ensure that our patients’ physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs are met with care and respect.”
Singh understands that for many patients, acupuncture is very new to them. She works diligently to educate her patients and has a gentle, respectful approach to her acupuncture treatments, making certain that each patient is comfortable. For Singh, this is a part of the Mother Standard® of care at CTCA, which she feels is the ultimate and ideal, patient-focused care model.
Singh began her journey and interest in learning more about how health care can vary greatly from culture to culture at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in biomedical anthropology. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked as a research assistant for a cardiology laboratory and completed a summer internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in an endocrinology laboratory.
Singh earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and a master’s degree in acupuncture from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She went on to complete several preceptorships in Washington, Hawaii, New Jersey and India to gain more clinical and practical experience in natural healthcare. Additionally, Singh completed the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s training program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York.
Prior to her work at CTCA, Singh assisted in complementary medicine research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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