Acupuncture and Acupressure for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy


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 online workshop, you will hear from Dr. Ting Bao, Director of Integrative Breast Oncology at MSK and lead investigator on these studies. She 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 from two MSK acupuncturists.


    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. 


    • Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS – MSK Director of Integrative Breast Oncology
    • Matthew Weitzman, LAc – Lead acupuncturist
    • Charles Rico, ND, LAc – Acupuncture research and clinical trainee

    Date & Time(s)


    This class is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system.

    You Will Need:

    • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection, or a tablet, such as an iPad, or a smartphone
    • A webcam, speaker, and microphone. If you do not have a microphone and speaker, you can participate in the class by phone. You will receive the phone number once you register.
    • Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser

    Registration Details

    Registration for this workshop is required. Please complete the form below for one of the available dates: You will receive an email to confirm your registration and instructions to join the class.

    • General public rate: $25
    • Integrative Medicine at Home member rate: $20

    Integrative Medicine at Home is a monthly membership program offering access to daily different online fitness and mind-body classes. Learn more and become a member today by visiting our website.