Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning. Research has shown acupuncture to be helpful in relieving nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It is also an effective treatment for cancer related pain, fatigue, chemotherapy related peripheral neuropathy, and anxiety. During an acupuncture treatment, a practitioner inserts tiny needles into your skin at precise points. Acupuncturists are also trained in herbal medicine, manual therapies, dietary therapies and exercise therapies, each of which can be of benefit in cancer care.