At Boulder Community Health, we are committed to maintaining the best quality
standards in cancer care and integrative therapies. We offer acupuncture
treatment to assist both cancer patients, as well as family members and
other caregivers. Led by experienced, oncology-trained and certified practitioners,
our staff is proud to provide this evidence-based, complementary cancer
We offer the following acupuncture options:
- Individual sessions
- Acupressure classes
- Low-cost treatment in a group setting
Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture
In acupuncture treatment, extremely thin needles are inserted into the
skin at various depths, targeting strategic points in the body. In Traditional
Chinese Medicine, it is believed that health comes from a harmonious balance
between the complementary extremes of the life force: qi or chi.
Qi flows through the meridians in your body, or pathways. These pathways
are flowing with energy that is accessible through 350+ acupuncture points
in the body. It is believed that illnesses result from an imbalance of
forces, which means that insertion of needles in these points can help
rebalance the energy flow in the body.
Studies indicate that acupuncture offers relief for a variety of diseases
and conditions, including the following:
- Lower back pain
In addition, research shows acupuncture can help provide relief for nausea
and vomiting often caused by chemotherapy treatment.
Acupressure Seminar Series
This 5-week seminar will focus on providing information and hands-on instruction
in the use of acupressure points both as a preventative health tool and
to help alleviate specific symptoms common to patients undergoing cancer
- Community Room, Tebo Family Medical Building
- $80 (partners free; financial assistance available)
The Center for Integrative Care offers drop-in acupuncture treatments in
a group setting for anyone coping with cancer. This includes people undergoing
active treatment, long-term survivors, and family and friends providing
active caregiving. Treatments are 20-30 minutes in length and are provided
by licensed acupuncturists from the Center. All are welcome.
Information you need:
- Community Room, first floor, at the Tebo Family Medical Building
- Twice weekly: Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Please note that the latest time to check-in for clinics is 11:30 am on
Mondays and 3:00 pm on Wednesdays so that you may have a full 20 to 30-minute session
- $15-$25 drop-in; no pre-registration required
- Call (303) 415-7292 for more information
Kate McBreen, L.Ac.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (303) 415-7292 for a
patient service coordinator.