How Integrative Medicine Can Support You On Your Cancer Journey
“Acupuncture treatment can help you navigate every aspect of your cancer journey-from the stress of the diagnosis to the process of your treatments, and even throughout the challenges of remission.”
-Sharon Zeiss M.S., L.Ac
Professional Advice & Emotional Support
A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most challenging things to work through, on every level: mind, body, and spirit. A big challenge that comes with a diagnosis is navigating what to do and when (or why) to do certain therapies and not others. With the most loving intentions, your support system may add more intensity to your diagnosis, trying to offer you all of the latest information that they’ve read or heard about. Although it can be nice to have those who care about you offer you well-intentioned info, the advice of others can often lead you to feel more overwhelmed. When you get set up for an oncology acupuncture consultation with me, all of your concerns will be taken into consideration, and a specifically tailored plan will be created for you.
Benefits of Oncology Acupuncture
Acupuncture can help take a lot of stress, pressure, and symptom-management efforts off of your shoulders, helping you make the best decisions for yourself. Acupuncture is a safe, complementary therapy to chemotherapy, radiation, and other conventional treatments. In fact, research shows that acupuncture can reduce toxic side effects from conventional cancer treatments. Additionally, acupuncture can help improve a patient’s response to their treatments.
There is a wide range of benefits that acupuncture offers. Specifically, oncology acupuncture can help with the following cancer-specific issues:
Digestion, such as nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite
Stress & Anxiety
Your Integrative Care Plan
Western Medicine is great for diagnostics, scans, surgeries, lab work, and other important medical advice. Eastern or alternative medicine-type modalities are far-reaching and expansive in their benefits but can be overwhelming to choose from. Everyone's comfort regarding how much they want to mix Western Medicine and supportive/alternative medicines is also very unique to the individual. With this overwhelm of options, it becomes most critical to find a place that can bridge the gaps in the healthcare system and provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge and advice (that takes your particular type of cancer and your background into consideration). As our company says, “Patients actually receive faster and more successful results when conventional and alternative care systems join forces”. That being said, more and more research is coming out all the time, showcasing the effectiveness of integrative medicine for cancer care. For example, there are a number of other integrative cancer centers that are becoming more well-known for breaking barriers in cancer care such as Memorial Sloan Kettering. Integrative medicine is truly the future of successful cancer treatment.
As an Acupuncturist and Herbalist for over 22 years it feels essential to work at a center where my patients can get so much of what they need all in one place. At Pellegrino Integrative Cancer Center I have the incredible ability to not only create a tailored oncology acupuncture treatment plan for cancer patients, but I can also inter-refer my patients to other expert Pellegrino team members to build on that treatment plan. Some of the other services at our center include Integrative Nurse Coaching, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Meditation & Mindfulness Coaching, Health & Lifestyle Coaching, IV Vitamin Infusions, Vitamin Booster Shots, & Ozone Therapy. Just as there could have been many factors that led to a cancer diagnosis, there are many opportunities to help you heal from it. At Pellegrino Integrative Cancer Center, my team and I help you take a lot of the guesswork out of which holistic therapies you should try. We offer a truly integrative and holistic approach, helping you navigate what service recommendations would be most beneficial to you and your unique body; we do this all while complementing any other treatments you may or may not be taking part in outside of the center. We are here to support you no matter what.
“I pledge to provide you with the highest quality care. Here at Pellegrino Integrative Cancer Center, you have all of our support, our top-tier healing modalities, and our deep wisdom in bridging the gap between Eastern and Western practices. Come schedule an appointment today.”
--Sharon Zeiss M.S., L.Ac