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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine in which fine, sterile needles are applied to specific areas of the body, or acupoints, to stimulate energy flow (or “chi”). The needles are usually left in place for a few minutes (skilled acupuncturists cause virtually no pain). Energy is believed to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians.

When the flow of energy is disturbed or off-balance, pain or illness may occur. A goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and healthy energy flow to the body.

Our acupuncturists are experienced practitioners who offer techniques that may help alleviate certain treatment-related side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, pain and other common symptoms, such as stress and insomnia. If you choose to incorporate acupuncture into your care plan, your acupuncturist will be in regular communication with your care team to evaluate your progress.

Why patients choose CTCA

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More than 95 percent of patients who have treated at CTCA are likely to recommend our hospitals to people they know.

Integrative approach

integrative approach

Advanced treatments combined with supportive care services means we support your well-being while we treat cancer.

A team of cancer experts

an expert team just for you

At CTCA, you will be cared for by a team of experienced oncologists and other cancer experts.