Acupuncture Cancer & Oncology Care In Pittsburgh, Pa

Mark Acupuncture has been caring for cancer patients for more than a decade. We understand that people fight cancer best with a diversified approach so our cancer care acupuncture program is designed to complement your other treatments plans. Chinese medicine can promote the human body’s own healing abilities, while you are receiving cancer treatments. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment complement for several of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Medical studies have shown that acupuncture can be used to alleviate pain regardless if this pain is a side effect of chemotherapy or post. Research also backs the use of acupuncture for nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Dry Mouth is a common symptom of cancer patients following radiotherapy of the upper body regions and medical research shows acupuncture can improve this condition. Mark Acupuncture is an experienced practitioner keep up to date with the most current information about cancer care as well as the role of Chinese medicine in treating cancer patients.

Acupuncture for Oncology Patients In Pittsburgh, Pa

·        Can I use Acupuncture during Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy?

Acupuncture can help reduce the nausea and vomiting that is usually caused by chemotherapy. A good habit would include telling your oncologist that you are getting treated for acupuncture in addition to chemotherapy. Your blood count might go down after chemotherapy and/or radiation and when there is a reduction in white blood cells or platelet count individuals have to be careful when receiving acupuncture. Risks of bleeding or infection can be increased during this period of time and it is generally not advisable to conduct acupuncture in an area of the body that is receiving radiation. Mark Acupuncture recommends that individuals consult your dedicated oncologist or primary care physician while you are implementing other complementary treatments along with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.


·        How Many Acupuncture Treatments are needed to Enhance my Immune System?

Cancer weakens the human body’s immune system and it is common to see cancer patients develop infections much more easily. These types of infections include bronchitis, pneumonia, or shingles. It is advisable to receive acupuncture to enhance an individual’s immune system or regular basis. Weekly or Bi Weekly Acupuncture treatments are recommended for optimal results.


·        How Does Acupuncture Help Treat Cancer?

There are several theories about what causes cancer, but one thing we know certain is that it is connected with how the human body’s immune system operates. We know that cancer patients have weaker immune systems and those individua’s tend to get sick easily. So, by improving an individual’s immune system one would usually have a enhanced chance of beating cancer. Many medical studies conducted in China which focus on the use of acupuncture for different purposes to help treat cancer patients, including using acupuncture to alleviate the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. 


·        Surgical Management Pre-Surgery.

·        Surgical Management Post-Surgery

·        Chemotherapy

·        Radiation


Mark Acupuncture is currently seeking new cancer and oncology patients in the following areas of Pennsylvania : Pittsburgh Pa, Bethel Park Pa, Bridgeville Pa, McMurray Pa, Fox Chapel Pa, Oakmont Pa, Lawrenceville Pa, Shadyside Pa, Squirrel Hill Pa, South Park Pa, Venetia Pa, Baldwin Pa, Peters Township Pa, Upper Saint Clair Pa, Mt Lebanon, Pa, Scott Township Pa, Carnegie Pa, Robinson Pa, Canonsburg Pa, Castle Shannon Pa, West Mifflin Pa, Pleasant Hills Pa, Wexford Pa, Cranberry Pa and Surrounding Areas