Get support

for your cancer treatment

Facing a cancer diagnosis is terrifying and overwhelming. We understand how difficult it is for you to go through the process, we are here to help. While we do not treat cancer itself, our program offers a natural and effective way to support you during your cancer treatments.

Do you know Acupuncture is a 100% natural approach that can significantly decrease the side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy or surgery? It is effective, safe and can be integrated to your established cancer treatments.

Our approach WILL help to relieve side effects of all phases of cancer treatment:

  • Tiredness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Low levels of platelets, white blood cells or red blood cells
  • Xerostomia (lack of saliva)
  • Hot flashes
  • pains
  • Sleeping difficulties

and it WILL NOT interfere with your established cancer treatments and it is virtually RISK-FREE.

Why our acupuncture treatments are effective?

We stimulate the body’s natural healing process

Acupuncture stimulates and regulates the natural functions of human body; it allows the body to better withstand the aggressions from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and surgery. By optimizing the natural healing processes of the body, acupuncture can help you to get through your cancer treatments and effectively reduce its side effects.

We use an effective and proven approach

The use of acupuncture in cancer management is widespread around the world and many studies have been published on its benefits. Our acupuncturist has had gone through advanced training to obtain adequate knowledge about cancer in both Chinese medicine and western medicine. Our extensive clinical experience allows us to select the most effective and appropriate treatment protocols for each individual; many of these protocols are based on the teachings of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, a leader in the field of cancer care and research.

Our approach is safe and complements conventional care

Unlike many other approaches which rely on supplements and natural products, acupuncture aims to stimulate and regulate the natural healing process of human body, therefore it does not interfere with your cancer treatments, neither it will affect the effectiveness of these treatments. Acupuncture is well accepted in the field of cancer treatment and even recommended by many oncologists.

Get the support your need!

Or, call us at 514-245-9191, we are happy to answer your questions.

Here is how we will support you

1. Free consultation

Come to meet us in person, so our acupuncturist will be able to answer all your questions, review your basic health profile and listen to your needs, and we will be able to let you know if we can help you.    

2. A personalized plan

After the free consultation, we will establish a treatment plan which is customized to your specific needs and adapted to your established cancer treatment.                        

3. Holistic support

Throughout your cancer treatment and during your remission, we offer dietary suggestions, guided physical and meditation exercises; as well as moral support to help you get through.

4. Customized treatments

Throughout your cancer treatment and during your remission, we offer dietary suggestions, guided physical and meditation exercises; as well as moral support to help you get through.

5. Long-term care

Our care does not stop when your acupuncture treatments end. We will continue to support you in your remission to help you attain and maintain an optimal state of health.        

 Common questions

Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are thin like human hair. Most of the time you only feel a little pinch. It is very tolerable. If you are afraid of needles, feel free to contact us to discuss alternative treatments.

 

What kind of effect I should expect?
Your acupuncture treatments are adapted to your specific situation. If you follow through the recommended treatment plan, you should notice the diminished secondary effects from your cancer treatment rather rapidly. If your blood tests show low levels of platelets, white blood cells or red blood cells, we will adjust our treatments to help you raise these rates, so you can continue your cancer treatments.

 

 

Will your treatment interfere with the cancer treatment I’m receiving at the hospital?
No, acupuncture works with its own mechanisms which will not interfere with your medication or other treatments at all. Like what we have mentioned above, acupuncture stimulates the natural healing process. It does not rely on any substance, therefore it has  no risk nor it will affect any of your ongoing cancer treatments.

What are the risks?
Acupuncture is a recognized profession in Quebec; it has a professional order established to protect the public. The Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec ensures that all acupuncturists are well trained and certified. You are in the hands of experienced and responsible practitioners, so it is virtually risk-free.

 

 

Can I find similar treatment in other clinics?
In order to provide effective support to our patients, our practitioner has gone through extensive training to obtain necessary knowledge about cancer in both Chinese and Western medicine. And we have accumulated valuable clinical experience in the treatment and support of cancer patients. You are welcome to book a free consultation session with us if you have any questions or doubts.

Does my insurance cover it?
While most insurance plans will cover our services, every insurance plan is different. If you have doubts, it is always a good idea to verify details with your insurance company. We will provide you with a valid receipts after your treatment. (Acupuncture/massage therapy/naturopathy)

 

About your acupuncturist

Stéphane Pépin, ac.

Acupuncturist since 2002. Stephane has a profound interest in integrating traditional Chinese medicine into conventional medicare treatments. At Aurora, he focuses his practice on the treatment of pain, injuries, sports performance, and cancer support.

Stephane has worked with cancer patients for more than 10 years; and just like the majority of Canadians, he had close friends and family members diagnosed with cancer. He understands how overwhelming and difficult the whole process can be. From his extensive clinical experience, he saw firsthand the great many benefits acupuncture can offer.

In the past a few years, Stephane has undertaken advanced training of cancer support in both acupuncture and western medicine. He has set his mission to help you go through the ordeal of cancer treatment and improve your quality of life, so you can live fully during and after your cancer treatments.

Come meet us in person, we are here to help!

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