Some men who have prostate cancer find working with a local acupuncturist is beneficial. Acupuncture is a type of Chinese medicine that is over 3,000 years old. Acupuncture may help relieve pain from prostate cancer and reduce nausea from chemotherapy, radiation or hormone therapy. It can also reduce stress and anxiety and reduce symptoms of sleep apnea. A local acupuncturist will insert thin needles into different areas of the body. The goal of acupuncture is to improve the flow of qi (chi). It’s not just prostate cancer that local acupuncturists can support. People with other types of cancer including lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer and ovarian cancer may also find relief from working with a local acupuncturist. If you have prostate cancer, you will work with a local oncologist in addition to your local family physician. A local oncologist is a medical doctor who treats patients with cancer, whether it’s radiation, surgery, chemotherapy or hormone therapy. Men with prostate cancer may also work with a local urologist, a medical doctor that treats conditions that affect the urinary tract. Your local acupuncturist can work with your other health care providers to create the best treatment and wellness plan for your situation, whether it’s radiation, surgery, lifestyle changes or cannabinoids for prostate cancer.