Acupuncture News


Bringing Acupuncture to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Last year, Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, GA, hired me to develop an acupuncture treatment program for the cancer patients of Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program is a component of the Integrative Oncology and Survivorship Program, an innovative model of cancer care created and directed by

How Acupuncture is Helping Breast Cancer Patients

Two studies published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that acupuncture can profoundly affect hot flashes associated with breast cancer both while undergoing treatment and those enduring them after completion of therapy. A 2015 University of Pennsylvania study of 120 breast cancer survivors experiencing at least two episodes of hot flashes daily compared acupuncture,

Acupuncture and cancer – my father’s journey

This year I have been especially grateful to be an Acupuncturist, as my skills have been just what my family needed. In August, my 81-year-old father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  The good news was that scans showed the cancer was isolated in the pancreas.  The bad news was that my father would need chemotherapy.

Acupuncture’s Emerging Role in Integrative Oncology

Over the past few years, I have been concentrating my studies on using acupuncture as a component of a more comprehensive treatment and long-term care model for cancer patients and survivors. The published research that Dr. Phillips, Dr. Hand, and I conducted at the University of South Carolina explored the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture on