Cancer has affected the lives of many people that I love. Being diagnosed can be one of, if not the most, difficult times in your life. Everything changes, and there are so many fears, and questions, and HOPES.
That is why I decided to pursue advanced education with Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the premier cancer hospitals in the country. I am now recommended by them as a specialist in oncology acupuncture.
Acupuncture cannot cure cancer. If you suspect you may have cancer or have been diagnosed, I urge you to seek care with an MD. However, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be a great adjunct therapy and help to boost energy, alleviate anxiety, as well as ease the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, like pain, burns, and nausea.
Check out this testimonial from my Yelp page:
Northeast Los Angeles
I recently finished 3 weeks of radiation for breast cancer…After the radiation I started to feel the effects of it, and in one area I was so sore I couldn't touch it. The doctor said it was probably inflammation…
Tamara did an acupuncture treatment on me that she said would take heat away from my body. When I finished, and got to my car, I felt the area. There was no pain, it was like magic! All day I kept rubbing the area to see when the pain would return, but it never did. I could also SEE the results in that my skin (which looks like a bad sunburn after radiation), began to heal much more quickly than it had been before the acupuncture.
Whether your needs are emotional or physical, I am here to work with you and your doctor to support your care, and YOU as a whole person. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!