The Benefits of Acupuncture

Posted 4 years ago

Top Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy in Cancer Care

Ironwood Integrative Oncology has been collaborating with Meridian Integrative Medicine to offer acupuncture therapy to support oncology patients through their treatment.

Benefits of AcupunctureKelly Hsu, M.D. L.Ac. is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Xinxin Wang, L.Ac., is also very accomplished in all facets of Traditional Chinese medicine.  Both have extensive practice experience.

In the United States, acupuncture has been accepted for the treatment of various symptoms and conditions associated with cancer as well as the side effects of cancer treatment.

A number of nationally renowned oncology centers such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, have successfully integrated acupuncture therapy into their treatment protocols.  Many scientific studies have shown efficacy for acupuncture in the treatment of various cancer-related symptoms.

At the Ironwood Integrative Oncology Center, some of the conditions that we are treating with medical acupuncture include:

1) Chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting.

2) Various pain syndromes of muscular or nervous system origin including arthralgias from aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer, peripheral neuropathy, and post-surgical pain.

3) Sundry other symptoms related to cancer treatment including poor appetite, mucositis causing mouth sores, and dry mouth from radiation.

4) Various emotional states including anxiety and depression are also improved with acupuncture.

Call one of the locations below to schedule your appointment:


Ironwood Integrative Oncology

685 S. Dobson Road

Chandler, AZ 85224

Tel: 480-330-6211


7400 E. McDonald Drive, Suite 105

Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Tel: 480-330-6211

About Dr. Kelly Hsu

Kelly HsuDr. Kelly Hsu, M.D. (pronounced “shoo”) grew up in a family where both her parents practiced acupuncture and oriental medicine. Dr. Hsu’s first job was at Washington Acupuncture and began taking out acupuncture needles at the age of 16. “I knew then that it was something that I wanted to do,” says Hsu. She received her undergraduate degree from The John Hopkins University in 1978, and continued formal acupuncture clinical training from the Chinese Acupuncture Hospital and Veteran’s Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.

Upon returning to the United States in 1981, she passed the California Acupuncture licensure examination. Dr. Kelly Hsu realized the importance of combining Eastern and Western medicine and pursued her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After completion of her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1993, Dr. Kelly Hsu and her family moved from Cincinnati to Phoenix where she started her private practice in medical acupuncture in many locations across Arizona.

About Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers (ICRC) is the largest multi-specialty oncology network in the Greater Metro Phoenix area. They have over 100 medical providers, a robust Integrative Services program, and a dedicated clinical research department. Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 valley locations and five comprehensive cancer care centers that offer a multi-disciplinary approach for expedited personalized patient care. For more information, please visit