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ONCOLOGY SUPPORT

OUR SERVICES CAN BENEFIT YOUR PATIENTS AS PART OF TREATMENT PLANNING 
 

We work with people through all stages of their oncology diagnosis and beyond - whether newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or in remission.
ONCOLOGY SUPPORT:
FOR PATIENTS IN TREATMENT & REMISSION

Cancer treatments can be extremely taxing to the body and emotionally exhausting - with numerous, often debilitating, side effects. We offer adjunct, supportive therapies to address the emotional and physical impact of Western treatment in all stages of care.

 

Acupuncture and supportive therapies have proven to reduce both physical and emotional side effects, relieve pain, strengthen the body and increase overall resilience.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) began evaluating the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture over 20 years ago – culminating extensive research confirming its many benefits as a supportive therapy to cancer patients and survivors. 

Studies have shown, that for the vast majority of patients, treatment with acupuncture either relieves symptoms or prevents their progression.

Research:

  • Acupuncture for Oncology Patients

For more research information please click here​

SPECIALIZED TRAINING & CARE

At Seven Point Wellness, Cristina R. de La Mar, M.S., L.Ac., Doula oversees supportive therapies for Oncology patients.

 

Cristina also specializes in the care of Oncology and Chronic Illness patients, as well as providing adjunct Hospice care to both adults and children.  She completed a multi-year Acupuncture Fellowship at Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center (NY, NY), providing inpatient care throughout the hospital - including: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pain & Palliative Care, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Pediatrics. 

 

She has in-depth training and certifications in Integrative Oncology Acupuncture through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the TCM Academy of Oncology Acupuncture and as a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. She stays actively engaged in current research and protocols.​

Supportive therapy focuses on optimizing overall physical and emotional health – to best prepare for the rigors of Western Oncology treatments – whether before, during and after interventions such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. 

She is also experienced treating patients throughout the immunotherapy process, and a wide range of Clinical Trials. Her goal is to work with patients and their Western Medical team to develop safe, effective and individualized treatment plans.

For patients who are in the post-treatment phase, or in remission – Acupuncture and supportive therapies can continue to optimize both physical and emotional health - and in regaining quality of life. 

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BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • ​Improved Appetite         ​

  • Improved Energy   

  • Reduce / Prevent Lymphedema         

  • Improved Sleep

  • Night Sweats, Dry Mouth, Hot Flashes

  • Address Anxiety / Depression

  • Reduce Neuropathy       

  • Improved Immune Function         

  • Nausea Relief

  • Reduced Pain – Less Medication Needed