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(608) 262-9355


Cancer Patients

(608) 265-1700, option 1


Our Acupuncturists



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UW Health Integrative Medicine Acupuncture: acupuncture needleAcupuncture, which is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable, sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the skin.
Acupuncture may be effective for many acute and chronic illnesses. It may stimulate the natural healing process of the body to restore health and healing.
As part of the integrative medicine program, it is used for a variety of health issues including: 
  • Pain management
  • Stress release
  • Chronic health issues
  • Women's health issues
  • Nausea reduction
  • Immune system and energy enhancement 
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve injury)
  • Functional problems 
Acupuncture at UW Health
The first visit to an acupuncturist usually consists of a review of your medical history. It includes a physical exam with a detailed analysis of your pulse and tongue as well as all the presenting signs and symptoms.
Once the acupuncturist has a working diagnosis, your treatment begins. Acupuncture needles are inserted in various energetic pathways of the body depending on the condition being treated. A series of treatments may be needed for a cumulative effect.
Fees and Appointments
Please call (608) 262-9355 for appointment information. You must get authorization from a physician in order to receive these services.
Acupuncture Authorization Form (pdf)
The fee for acupuncture is $100 for the initial appointment and $85 for each follow-up treatment session. Acupuncture is a direct pay service. We accept cash, check or credit card payments, and offer gift certificates, as well. If you would like to submit charges to your insurance company, please tell our schedulers when making your first appointment. Check with your insurance plan directly for specific benefit information. Also, some pre-tax plans allow you to use designated money for acupuncture.
Inpatient Acupuncture
UW Health's Integrative Medicine program offers acupuncture for inpatients. Learn more about our Inpatient Services

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

Meet Mihal Davis in Words and Pictures


Mihal Davis is one of the acupucturists who provides care for patients at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Meet Mihal in words and pictures and learn what caring for cancer patients means to her. View Mihal's Audio Slideshow



As part of the integrative medicine program, acupuncture is used for a variety of health issues including: 

  • Pain management and stress release
  • Chronic health issues 
  • Nausea reduction and immune system and energy enhancement 
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve injury)
  • Functional problems 
Learn more about five ways acupuncture can help during cancer care.
UW Health cancer patients may receive acupuncture services at the Cancer Clinics. Call (608) 265-1700 (select option 1 from the automated menus) to learn more.