Skip to main content

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques-such as sound waves, tiny electrical charges, and/or very thin needles. Acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, originated more than 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is being used in the care of cancer patients to help alleviate pain, fatigue, hot flashes and dry mouth after radiation as well as post-operative chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.

Practitioners

Wunian Chen, MD

Dr. Wunian Chen completed his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine at Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He practiced Internal Medicine as a kidney specialist and acupuncturist at the Wuhan First Hospital in Hubei from 1983-1990. In 2002, he helped establish the UNC Family Medicine Acupuncture Clinic.

Appointments

Call the UNC Family Medicine at (984) 974-0210 or the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (984) 974-9747 and ask to make an acupuncture appointment with Dr. Chen.

Does not take insurance but will provide insurance forms for you to try to get reimbursed.

Fee: $105 for the first visit, $80 for returning visits


Paul Thananopavarn, MD

Dr. Than completed medical school at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, in 2003. He completed his dual residency at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also completed his Medical Acupuncture Certification at UCLA/Helms Medical Acupuncture for Physicians.

Appointments

Call the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at (984) 974-9747 and ask to make an acupuncture appointment with Dr. Thananopavarn.

Does not take insurance but will provide insurance forms for you to try to get reimbursed.

Fee: $105 for first visit, $80 for returning visits