Oncology Support

offered in Pearl River, NY

Oncology Support services offered in Pearl River, NY

When you’re undergoing chemotherapy or other types of cancer treatment, the side effects can sometimes be nearly as debilitating as the disease itself.  At Pearl River Acupuncture, patient-focused acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine specialist Yoonyoung Lee, DACM, LAc, Dipl. OM, offers skilled oncology support to offset side effects and make you as comfortable as possible.  Dr. Lee has special training in oncology acupuncture and is happy to customize treatment just for you. Call the Pearl River, New York, office or book your appointment online today.

1. What does oncology support mean?

Oncology support refers to treatments that supplement your cancer treatment. Many people with cancer undergo treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, which seek to destroy malignant cells and prevent them from returning. 

While those cancer treatments can be highly effective, and in fact, life-saving, they have severely negative effects on the body. Oncology support treatments help offset those symptoms so you can have a much better quality of life during cancer treatment. 

At Pearl River Acupuncture, Dr. Lee specializes in oncology support using traditional Chinese medicine techniques, particularly acupuncture. 

Oncology support can also refer to acupuncture during the post-treatment period. Patients undergoing cancer treatments need ongoing monitoring and often maintenance therapy, like daily medication, to prevent the cancer from returning. Oncology support can work alongside maintenance therapy and other traditional medicine measures to help you stay healthy.


2. How does acupuncture help with oncology support?

In acupuncture, Dr. Lee uses tiny needles to modify and improve the flow of Qi, the natural energy that travels through a network of pathways called meridians inside your body. Restoring the flow of Qi can optimize your health and help you heal.

In addition, acupuncture needling releases neurotransmitters — your body’s natural pain relievers and antidepressants — to ease symptoms, including:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth

 
Your symptoms may fluctuate as you progress through your cancer treatment process, and Dr. Lee can adjust your treatment to meet your current needs at each session.

 

3. What does oncology support acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture is a virtually painless process at Pearl River Acupuncture because Dr. Lee uses super-fine needles and the gentlest needling techniques. She’s known for successfully treating even the most fearful patients. 

Dr. Lee recognizes that you’re already experiencing discomfort, tiredness, and other unpleasant symptoms due to your cancer treatment. She’s here to relieve those symptoms, not add to them, so she uses specialized cancer support protocols that keep your unique needs as a cancer patient in mind. 


4. How effective is acupuncture for oncology support?

Acupuncture is a highly effective method of oncology support, with evidence-based clinical practice guidelines stating that it benefits patients with both moderate and severe cancer-related pain.

Pearl River Acupuncture offers a natural source of relief for the difficult side effects of chemo and other oncology treatments. Call the office or click the online appointment scheduler to arrange your consultation with Dr. Lee today.