In physiotherapy, acupuncture is used for pain management. The effects of acupuncture are partially based on the so-called gate control theory and the release of natural, pain-alleviating endorphins in the body. In a nutshell, gate control theory means that acupuncture strives to cause something like a traffic jam that blocks the functioning of the body’s pain-transmitting system.

An acupuncture session typically takes 30 to 40 minutes. The treatment is given by a physiotherapist with acupuncture training.

Why come to Docrates Cancer Center?

  • No waiting times: top cancer experts and effective treatments without delay
  • Individual care: you have your own care team - your doctor and your nurse
  • Front line cancer treatment: latest medical technology combined with proven expertise in cancer care
  • Experience in treating international patients: patients from over 60 countries, multilingual personnel
Contact us! +358 10 773 2050 Mon-Thu 8 am-6 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm (GMT +2)