Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific areas of the body to increase energy and reduce pain. The therapy is used to promote the healthy flow of life energy called "Qi" (pronounced "chee"). Imbalances or blockages in Qi have been linked to various physical symptoms, according to Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture, provided by licensed acupuncturists, is available at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester. This integrative health approach may help relieve:

  • Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy or anesthesia
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Nerve damage/numbness due to chemotherapy
  • Dry mouth due to radiation therapy for oral cancer
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Migraines and other chronic headaches
  • Chronic pain in the neck, lower back, and joints (such as osteoarthritis)
  • Pain associated with fibromyalgia

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