Acupuncture is offered to help manage side effects and symptoms of cancer and its treatments. This includes relief from chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, cancer pain, immune function, hot flushes, breathlessness, fatigue, dry mouth, weight loss, cough, anxiety and depression.

Acupuncture sessions take up to 1 hour. The acupuncturist will suggest a treatment plan where clients come for sessions, sometimes every week. These sessions are tailored to individual symptoms and responses, and will aim to help with any ongoing problems such as hot flushes, nausea etc.

The therapist will take information about your medical history, medication, diet and sleep routine. Acupuncturists may look at your tongue and take your pulse to help decide which meridians to work on and where to place the needles. In traditional acupuncture, very thin needles are inserted at acupoints. The needles are left in place for 15-30 minutes. You may be asked to remove some clothing to enable access to direct skin contact as needles cannot be inserted through clothing.

All our acupuncturists are qualified to degree level and hold further training in oncology. They are registered the professional body the British Council of Acupuncture.