Out of our experience, foresight and passionate belief in complementary integrative medicine the Sage Healing Team was born. We hope to provide alternative cancer supportive care and safety-net social services and health education to low-income women with cancer. Sage Health is expanding to offer free acupuncture and massage to women battling cancer in our community. We have a group of acupuncture and massage volunteers many who have been trained at the UCSD cancer center. Our compassionate team helps underserved women who would not normally have access to such beneficial treatments.
Our free acupuncture clinic for women with an active cancer diagnosis is offered on Sundays from 10-2 pm. In order to qualify for free treatments please call our office at (760)753-2157, and our staff will determine if you are eligible. You can then schedule your appointments online at www.sagehealthonline.com and select the Sunday free acupuncture clinic. If you do not qualify for our free low-income services, we will offer you sliding scales fees bases on your ability to pay ranging from $10-80 per treatment.
Acupuncture is helpful with the side effects of cancer treatment: nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, dry mouth, dyspnea, depression and anxiety, neuropathic pain, insomnia, nausea, loose stools, pain, and chemotherapy related neutropenia. Acupuncture has shown to be more effective than some prescription medications for nausea.
A study in Hematology Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Aug; 22(4): 631–viii. Discusses the Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2642987/ has positive results with use of acupuncture.
We are here to help you HEAL better, and look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Your Sage Healing Team
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