Acupuncture and Natural Medicine
Support during Cancer Care

Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

Content on this website is intended for general information only. For answers to your specific questions or to schedule treatment, we invite you to contact us at 301-588-5858.

We understand that a caring, gentle touch is needed to support patients who are being treated for cancer or related conditions. If you are in a treatment program right now, the side effects may include dry mouth, tingling, fatigue, nausea and blood conditions such as anemia and neutropenia. Sometimes the pharmaceutical approaches to treating nausea aren't quite enough. These are times when we can help.

Our licensed and experienced acupuncturist, Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac. completed an internship in integrative oncology at the Kaufman Cancer Center in 2016. He has experience in providing acupuncture for patients with cancers of the gastrointestinal system, reproductive system, larynx, lung, spine, and other body systems.

Lab Reports and Medical Records

In general, it is very helpful if patients can bring recent lab reports or other relevant medical records to the acupuncture appointment. For patients who are currently in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy, our clinic will require the most recent CBC (complete blood count) prior to beginning acupuncture. This report can be faxed to us at 443-308-5690. However, if that report is unavailable, we can contact the oncology clinic to obtain it during normal business hours. In some cases, we may need to delay an acupuncture treatment if the most recent lab report is not available at the time of your session.

Benefits of Treatment

While you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation, or after these treatments are complete, a skilled acupuncturist can provide support to help you feel better and enhance your overall quality of life. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are based on a 3000 year-old system of understanding the body in health and illness. The goal of this traditional approach is to bring your body back into balance and harmony.

Many people enjoy the feeling of relaxed well-being that acupuncture helps people to re-discover. Even during serious illnesses, acupuncture treatments can often help to promote a relaxed experience of peace, inner stability, and increased physical and emotional well-being. Modern medical research has shown that acupuncture can help the body to release its own naturally occurring pain-relief chemicals, called endogenous opiates. We'll help you to experience:

• Reduced side-effects from chemotherapy or radiation, so that you can continue with the treatment program your oncologist has recommended

• Better rest, which can lead to an increase in physical health, vitality, and immune functioning

• A general experience of well-being, relaxation, and inner stability, so that you can feel more confident and empowered in the process of healing and recovery

• Effective treatment of anemia or neutropenia resulting from chemotherapy or radiation. We can often achieve results without the side-effects of injectable granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). Some chemotherapy treatment regimens cannot be provided without these drugs to manage the side-effects. In some cases, the patient may not be able to tolerate the side-effects of Neulasta or Neupogen, and in these cases acupuncture may be valuable.

Call us at 301-588-5858 To Schedule an Appointment

We offer a range of natural health services and can provide these in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for you to receive the maximum benefit. We can provide treatment for multiple health concerns at each appointment. If you wish to speak to the doctor prior to scheduling an appointment, please contact us for a free 5-minute phone consultation.

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Overview of Our Services
General Information about Acupuncture
Acupuncture Treatment for Pain Relief
Our Research into How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture for Infertility
Treatment for Migraine Headaches
A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care
Treatments for Emotions and Stress
Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis
Insurance and Rates
About the Practitioner

We Look Forward to Your Visit!

We Can Handle Your Insurance Questions and Claims

Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.  Maryland Holistics is a preferred provider in the Blue Cross, CareFirst, and United Healthcare networks. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Contact Us by Phone 7 Days a Week

If you wish to schedule an appointment or have questions prior to treatment, please call our office at 301-588-5858.

Located in Ellicott City, MD

Our professional office is designed to be an oasis for healing. The office is located near available parking and public transportation, and is ADA accessible.
Acupuncture in Ellicott City and Silver Spring • Caring for Maryland and DC with Affordable Acupuncture and Natural Medicine • Ellicott City, Columbia, Silver Spring, Bethesda, College Park, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, and Washington DC

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3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E

Ellicott City, MD 21043