A standard practice within traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, acupuncture has in recent decades been widely accepted by Western culture as an adjunctive treatment for many illnesses, including cancer.
Acupuncture involves having hair-thin needles gently inserted into the skin at specific points, called acupoints. When stimulated in this way, as well as with heat, acupoints can help us correct and rebalance physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional
Acupuncture is one of the Zakim Center's most popular offerings. Patients describe it as a calming and invigorating experience that can help them manage the symptoms and side effects associated with cancer.
This therapy is available for both adult and pediatric patients in individual sessions.
New patients interested in acupuncture appointments should first schedule an integrative medicine consultation. During this consultation, our nurse practitioner will review your medical history and discuss which therapies may be most beneficial for you.