Acupuncture at Life with Cancer


Inova Schar Cancer and Life with Cancer offer six (6) free acupuncture treatments to patients in active treatment with Inova. Please login to your MyChart account and navigate to the "Schedule an Appointment" section to self-schedule or click on the button below. If you need assistance, please call our connect line at 703-206-5433.


Life with Cancer offers acupuncture for patients in treatment with Inova at the following locations, days, and times:
Life with Cancer Family Center
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22301

ISCI Fair Oaks
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, LL, Ste. 005
Fairfax, VA 22033

ISCI Loudoun (Not Loudoun Hospital)
Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
44084 Riverside Parkway, Level B, Suite 400
Leesburg, VA 20176

ISCI Alexandria
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4320 Seminary Road, Ste. 1NE5.4
Alexandria, VA 22304

ISCI Fairfax
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8081 Innovation Park Drive, 2nd Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031


Reid Saunders, LAc and Sabrina Frazier, RN, M.A.c., LAc.


Acupuncture as a Complementary Therapy
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)*endorse acupuncture as a complementary therapy in the treatment of the following:

  • Pain
  • Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

The value of acupuncture has not yet been established for the following treatment side effects, but limited studies have shown some possible patient benefit:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Neuropathy
  • Hot Flashes

*NCCN and SIO conduct and evaluate innovative research which significantly contributes to understanding, diagnosing, and treating cancer. They ensure evidenced-based practice focused on improving the quality of life for cancer patients.