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Acupuncture

acupuncture

Adapted from traditional Chinese medicine, this technique uses fine needles that are inserted through the skin at specific points. The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center offers this therapy to help control pain, nausea, and other symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved sterile, nontoxic needles for single use by licensed practitioners. Learn more about acupuncture, other integrative therapies, and acupuncture research and evidence-based outcomes.

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Hours

The Wellness and Integrative Health Center offers acupuncture by appointment on the following days:

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm


annie budhathoki

Annie Budhathoki, DAOM, L. Ac. is an acupuncturist at Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center and the Wellness Education and Training Coordinator. Her practice specializes in treatment of cancer-related side effects. She is passionate about helping patients maintain wellness and longevity after a cancer diagnosis. She is a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture, licensed in Utah. She holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles, California, where her focus was integrative medicine, healthy aging and longevity. She received her Master of Science degree in oriental medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Dr. Budhathoki is also a research investigator on the use of acupuncture in the oncology setting. Her areas of interest include oncology, integrative medicine, pain management, geriatrics, and neurological disorders. Her study of traditional Tibetan medicine in Nepal has furthered her research in natural medicine from around the world.

Tansy Crane

Tansy Crane, MSOM, L.Ac., L.Ac is a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture, licensed in Utah. Tansy holds Bachelors of Professional Health Sciences and Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine diplomas from the East West College of Natural Medicine. In 2012, she traveled to China to further her studies at multiple hospitals in HangZhou, Zhejiang province.

She is also Healing-Community-Trauma certified by Acupuncturists Without Borders and is on-site trained and certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

Beck Shatles

Rebecca “Beck” Shatles, MSAc, L.Ac, is a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture, licensed in Utah. Beck holds a Master’s of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Colorado.  In addition, Beck studied healing arts at the Heartwood Institute in California and holds a bachelor degree from the University of Vermont. She also completed a post-graduate apprenticeship in orthopedics and pain management. Beck is excited to support the physical and emotional well-being for people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.

For more information about the Wellness and Integrative Health Center, or to schedule an appointment, call 801-587-4585.