After receiving lifesaving neurotoxic chemotherapy, many people develop a painful condition called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN. Research conducted at MSK has demonstrated acupuncture can help reduce pain and other symptoms that commonly occur with CIPN. In this workshop, two MSK acupuncturists will discuss the research and rationale behind acupuncture for CIPN. You will also learn ways to relieve CIPN symptoms at home using acupressure and self-massage.
Audience: This workshop is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers. It is designed for people who have been diagnosed with CIPN and people receiving chemotherapy that may cause CIPN.
- Matthew Weitzman, LAc – MSK Lead Acupuncturist
- Charles Rico, ND, LAc - MSK Acupuncturist
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
You Will Need:
- A comfortable seat that allows you to reach your arms and legs easily
What To Wear:
- Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow you to easily massage your extremities
You Must Be Able To:
- Reach your lower legs to massage some of the acupressure points
- Apply gentle pressure with your hands
- Modifications: follow along comfortably and if there is a point you cannot reach, continue with just the breath component