Acupuncture can help reduce stress and relieve symptoms and side effects related to cancer treatment like, fatigue, nausea, pain, and dry mouth. Acupuncture involves applying gentle pressure to these same points with the hands. Acupuncturists at the Mass General Cancer Center are licensed by the Board of Medicine and have received specialized training to work with cancer patients. This service is available for patients receiving an infusion. Speak with your nurse about whether acupuncture might be helpful for you.
Provided by: Regina Gibbons, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist/Tai Chi Instructor, Irene Martyniuk, Licensed Acupuncturist and Hugo Lopez, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist
Acupuncture Clinic (outpatient, fee-for-service)
The acupuncturist will work with you and your oncology team to decide if acupuncture or acupressure will be helpful for you. There is a fee for this clinic.
Provided by: Irene Martyniuk, Licensed Acupuncturist and Hugo Lopez, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist
Recent studies have shown that during radiation therapy, acupuncture can be helpful with relieving pain, dry mouth and fatigue. Preapproval required by your radiation oncology care team.
Led by: Mary Tricolli, RN, Licensed Acupuncturist, Hugo Lopez, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, and Irene Martyniuk, Licensed Acupuncturist