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Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that dates back more than 3,000 years. It is a gentle, safe and effective method of holistic healing that addresses the physical, emotional and psychospiritual levels of your health and well-being. It consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points which have shown to be effective in the treatment of various health issues. 

Acupuncture is helpful before, during and after cancer treatment. It can help relieve many of the common side effects of cancer treatment including, but not limited to:


•   Nausea
•   Indigestion
•   GERD
•   Diarrhea
•   Constipation

•   Anxiety
•   Diminished Mental Clarity
•   "Chemo Brain"
•   Fatigue and Exhaustion
•   Peripheral Neuropathy

•   Joint and Muscle Stiffness
•   Pain Management
•   Sinus Congestion
•   Depression
•   Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Meet our Therapists

Independent contractors, licensed and experienced working with cancer patients

Tony Della Croce

Tony has three years experience in acupuncture and has worked with patients and their families at Arizona Oncology Foundation for two years.

To schedule an appointment, please call 520-877-9038

Tony Della Croce
Northwest Resource Center
Cathy Adelman

Cathy has more than 20 years experience in oncology, hospice and public health nursing. As an integrative cancer treatment specialist, she has worked with patients and their families at Arizona Oncology Foundation for nine years.

To schedule an appointment, please call or text Cathy direct at 520-822-6844  
or email: cdarnlac@hughes.net  

Cathy Adelman, RN, LAc
East Resource Center
Karin Hilsdale Rodes

Karin brings 29 years experience in Traditional Asian Medicine, modern psychology, and spiritual practice. Karin is deeply committed to using Japanese-style acupuncture, which is very gentle and effective for oncology patients.

To schedule an appointment, please call Karin direct at 520- 393-7734  

Karin Hilsdale Rodes, PhD, LAc
Green Valley Resource Center

Note: Practitioners and program leaders are independent contractors

Resource Center
Tucson (East)

2625 N. Craycroft Rd.
Ste: 215
Tucson, AZ 85712

Resource Center
Tucson (Northwest)

2070 W. Rudasill Rd.
Ste: 100
Tucson, AZ 85704

Services available
Green Valley

1315 S. La Canada Dr.
Green Valley, AZ 85622

Services available in
Phoenix and Northern Arizona

Please call (520)870-6060

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