AcupunctureDr. Yan Zhang is a Licensed Acupuncturist at The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and UMC Health System. Dr. Zhang combines the ancient art of acupuncture with modern medicine by using it in conjunction with cancer treatments in order to relieve related symptoms.

Acupuncture is used by cancer patients predominately for pain management and nausea/vomiting control. Research has also shown it to help with these side effects of cancer and its treatment:

  • Neuropathy (tingling hands and feet)
  • Dry mouth
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue

Some patients also find it to:

  • Relieve stress
  • Help with anxiety/depression
  • Aid with insomnia
  • Alleviate constipation/diarrhea



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