Acupuncture and Chemo Therapy

Acupuncture is useful for patients going thru chemo therapy as a way to minimize the effects of nausea and fatigue. Generally the way I explain it to patients, it is like training for a marathon, every three weeks you do another round of chemotherapy. The exercise is getting your body prepared for the next round. We normally do two treatments a week during the three week interval (the treatment strategy is adjusted based on the interval between infusions). During the first 3-5 days after the infusion we are doing a treatment to actively help the body ride itself of the tremendous die off of cells from the cytotoxic agent. The focus of the treatment is on the kidneys and liver  The second phase of the treatment involves actively nourishing and supporting the body to rebuild itself for the next round of treatment. This phase last until the next infusion and then we start the protocol again.

COVID-19 Announcement

To Our Community

Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

We will also be taking extra protective measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff:

·      All visitors musk wear a mask entering the building, checking in and waiting in the lobby. No exceptions.

·      We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers for all guests to use in several areas.

·      Each treatment room has a HEPA filter with a built-in UV-C air sanitizer (also used in hospital settings.)

·      Practitioners will wear protective masks and/or gloves.

·      Use of disposable paper sheets or change out sheets in between each patient.

·      Treatment tables and other surfaces will be sanitized after each patient.

·      We try to minimize the number of people waiting in the front lobby - your practitioner may ask you to wait in the car until the room is ready.

Please check your appointment confirmations for specific instructions. Our commitment to keeping everyone safe and healthy is our top priority.