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Discover the healing benefits of acupuncture services at Ochsner

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Acupuncture for Whole-Body Wellness

By stimulating certain pressure points across the body, acupuncture promotes natural healing and wellness. While most patients will seek out acupuncture for a specific concern, such as recovery for a recent injury or to manage long-term pain, they often leave with added benefits. Some added benefits of acupuncture include improvements in sleep, mood, energy and even blood circulation. Call today to discover how acupuncture can improve your overall wellness.

Wellness acupuncture is offered in Ochsner Therapy & Wellness Locations at:

Acupuncture for Oncology

Whether you’re facing a new diagnosis of cancer or are a survivor coping with side effects, the Ochsner Integrative Oncology team can help enhance the quality of your life. Our services, when combined with traditional therapy, treat the whole patient – not just the cancer. Based on scientific evidence, our complementary therapies can help restore your overall health and well-being, during or after treatment. Because cancer doesn’t define you, we’ve redefined cancer care.

Oncology acupuncture is offered at:

Learn More About Oncology Acupuncture   

Call 877-889-2976 to schedule an oncology acupuncture consult.

Martin Fu
DACM, LAc | Acupuncturist for Wellness
Shen Kang Mar­tin” Fu holds both a doc­tor­ate and mas­ter’s degree in tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese med­i­cine. He holds the titles of Diplo­mate in Ori­en­tal Med­i­cine as well as Diplo­mate in Acupunc­ture by the…
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Kaylee Vincent
LAc | Acupuncturist for Oncology
Kaylee Vin­cent is a licensed and board-cer­ti­fied acupunc­tur­ist. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ori­en­tal Med­i­cine and Acupunc­ture from Texas Health and Sci­ence Uni­ver­si­ty in…
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Your Questions, Answered

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine practice dating back nearly 3,000 years that involves the insertion of thin filiform needles into the skin at certain pressure points. Stimulation of these acupressure points releases chemicals within the body that promote its natural healing and wellness.

In 1996, the FDA classified the acupuncture needle as a medical device. Acupuncture is also recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization.

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Is acupuncture right for me?

Acupuncture may benefit you if you suffer from or are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Acute and chronic low back pain
  • Cancer pain and associated symptoms
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infertility or trouble conceiving
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Nausea associated with surgery, chemotherapy or pregnancy
  • Post-operative dental pain

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What are the benefits of acupuncture?

For many, pain, soreness and fatigue can disrupt daily life. Acupuncture can be a valuable part of your recovery plan. The many benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Stress relief
  • Fewer or less severe hot flashes
  • Heightened collagen production
  • Mood regulation
  • Increased fertility
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Decreased muscle soreness
  • Improved body function

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Where can I get treatment?

Acupuncture services are available without referral and are offered at Elevate by Ochsner Health, Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Tchoupitoulas and various other Therapy & Wellness clinic locations. To schedule a consultation or appointment please call 877-889-2976 or email

Specialized treatment is also available to oncology patients at The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center. For more information on Integrative Oncology options, please call 866-624-7637.

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How often should I receive acupuncture?

Each acupuncture treatment plan is different. Treatment may vary from once or twice a week for anywhere from 4 to 10 weeks. It may take several consecutive treatments before you experience ideal benefits of acupuncture. For maintenance of chronic conditions like pain or fatigue, treatment may be ongoing.

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Why choose Ochsner?

Acupuncture helps alleviate a wide variety of symptoms simultaneously. Acupuncture services at Ochsner Health are offered by licensed acupuncturists. Each treatment plan provides an integrative and holistic approach to an individual’s needs in order to guide one on a greater path to wellness.

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What do I need to know before my appointment?

  • Each visit lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • Acupuncture is virtually pain-free: In fact, many patients will ask “Is it in yet?” after the tenth needle is inserted.

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Further Reading

Learn more about acupuncture and integrative medicine on Ochsner's To Your Health blog