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Touch

Evidence suggests that therapeutic touch can be a valuable tool to decrease a variety of symptoms in cancer patients. Oncology massage and acupuncture are available at the Pluta IOC with licensed, oncology-trained therapists. Thanks to the funding by the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation, services are available at no cost to qualified patients.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is based on the theory that the human body is an organic whole that is connected by energy (Qi-pronounced “chee”) pathways called meridians (Jing Luo in Chinese). This practice involves the insertion of very fine, single-use needles into strategic points on the body.

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Massage

Oncology Massage Therapy is the use of modified, conventional massage techniques to better support a person with a current or previous history of cancer. Adjustments considered for an oncology massage session include, but are not limited to, massage pressure, patient positioning, site restrictions and session length.

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