Oncology Acutherapy

Acutherapy, including acupuncture and acupressure, is a drug-free option to help control and improve side effects of chemotherapy, radiation or following surgery.

Acutherapy applies needles, heat, pressure, and other treatments to places on the skin, called acupuncture points (or acupoints).

Acutherapy is effective and can be a complementary therapy for cancer-related symptoms and side effects resulting from cancer treatment.

Relieve Symptoms and Side Effects

Evidence has shown that acutherapy is beneficial for:

  • Managing treatment side effects
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep
  • Hot flashes
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Postoperative pain support
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other side effects caused by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

At Winship, we offer acutherapy treatments in a group setting, making the service more accessible for oncology patients. Treatments are held in a relaxing and spacious room, and are generally safe and well tolerated by most patients.

Currently, our acutherapy group sessions are held at Emory University Hospital Midtown (550 Peachtree Street, NE, 10th Floor, Suite 1090, Atlanta, Georgia 30308).

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call (404) 778-0600 and request to join an acutherapy group session.

Additional Information

The National Cancer Institute provides additional information and resources for cancer-related acutherapy.

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