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Natural support for people with cancer and the whole family

Oncology Acupuncture Toronto provides licensed health care services with a special focus on supporting people through cancer treatment and recovery. We also treat many non-cancer patients with a variety of health conditions. 

Cancer Support

For those in cancer treatment or recovery, we aim to improve your quality of life, strengthen your immunity, and reduce side effects from surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone and other therapies. Research (in leading cancer centres and hospitals worldwide) shows that Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help with:

  • cancer-related pain
  • cancer-related fatigue
  • chemotherapy side effects
  • post-treatment recovery and recurrence prevention
  • numbness/tingling/pain (chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy or CIPN)
  • low blood counts (anemia, neutropenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, etc.
  • digestion problems (chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, poor appetite, diarrhea, constipation)
  • insomnia (and sleep quality), stress, anxiety and depression
  • dry or inflamed mouth (xerostomia or oral mucositis)
  • vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, sweats, etc.)
  • improving your energy and immune system
  • reduce stress and inflammation

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Free 15 minute consultation for all new patients.

General Health

We also work with many individuals whose health concerns are NOT cancer-related. Examples of conditions we treat include:

  • neck pain, back pain, neuropathies and parasthesia (numbness, tingling, strange sensations)
  • fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic fatigue, post-stroke paralyses or pain, migraines
  • trauma recovery, insomnia, anxiety, depression, burnout/adrenal fatigue, PTSD
  • dysmenorrhea (painful periods), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fertility, ovarian cysts, recurrent miscarriage, fibroids, pregnancy issues (morning sickness, back pain or sciatica during pregnancy, labour preparation)
  • chronic gastritis, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s
  • chronic cough, recurrent colds and allergies
  • other complex and chronic illnesses (auto-immune diseases, etc.)

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Meet the Team

PAULINE SOK YIN HWANG, R.AC, R.TCMP

Pauline uses acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, self-acupressure and meditation to work holistically with people facing cancer as well as various other complex illnesses and conditions. In addition to her Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture diplomas, she has also earned a 3-year Master’s Degree in TCM Oncology from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and an Honours Bachelor in Cognitive Neuroscience from McGill University. She is the founder and Clinical Director of Oncology Acupuncture Toronto and has been active in community health and social justice for over 20 years.

For Pauline’s full bio, click here.

RIAN ỌPẸ́IFÁ SCOTT, R.AC

Rian uses acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and sound therapy alongside West African indigenous healing and counselling methods to support and strengthen individuals, families and communities’ felt sense of health and wellness. In practice from 2014, he has a general family practice focusing on treating digestive issues, pain conditions, stress and anxiety, fertility and women’s and men’s health as well as spiritual concerns. Rian has also been successful in providing support for those receiving various forms of cancer care. He has also worked for a number of years as a teacher, caregiver and educator for children and youth in low income neighbourhoods.

For Rian’s full bio, click here.

MARIA DEL CARMEN URQUIZAR CONTRERAS, R.AC.

Carmen is a Registered Acupuncturist who works with her patients to develop comprehensive and personalized treatment plans that holistically restore their physical, emotional and mental well-being. Her professional background includes practicing as a Registered Nurse in Spain for over 10 years, during which time she offered her services to the oncology, cardiology, internal medicine, community health, and intensive care units, as well as volunteering in Africa (Guinea Bissau). Carmen aims not only relieve her patient’s symptoms, but treat the underlying root cause of the disease as well.

For Carmen’s full bio, click here.

Request your free consultation

Come in to chat, get to know us, and ask questions you might have. It’ll take about 15 minutes, and you have absolutely no obligation to book afterward.