BY M. Kay Garcia, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., L.Ac.

Acupuncture is an important accompanying therapy for symptom management among cancer patients. MD Anderson has offered acupuncture to patients since 2003. Common questions physicians and patients ask about acupuncture are: When should I use it? Is it safe?

First, acupuncture doesn't work for everyone, but many do benefit when it's carefully integrated into their overall treatment plan.

The effects of acupuncture often...