Acupressure Home Therapy for Cancer Care

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May 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing

with Christina Tian, DACM, CMD, MAOM, L.Ac., Dilp.O.M

Acupressure is an easy-to-use home therapy based on the traditional Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture. When performing acupressure, you put pressure on specific places on your body for different conditions and symptoms. Stimulating these points can help alleviate many common side effects of chemotherapy and cancer. These points may also be stimulated to increase blood circulation and decrease inflammation, muscle tension and pain. Acupressure may be performed at home using your fingers or other massage tools. Please join us to learn how to relieve common symptoms such as nausea, pain, headache, anxiety, insomnia and more.

About Christina Tian, DACM, CMD, MAOM, L.Ac., Dilp.O.M

Dr. Christina Tian is a second generation doctor of Chinese medicine specializing in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She grew up watching her father, a physician and Chinese medical doctor, care for his patients as if they were his own family. Her unofficial education in Chinese medicine started with orthopedics and pain management at age eight.

She has advanced oncology training and clinical experience which she shares with patients and medical professionals through national and international speaking engagements. Dr. Tian has over ten years of clinical experience in treating olympic and professional athletes. Her clinical interest spans adolescent, adult and geriatric medicine. She employs a range of acupuncture techniques including gentle acupuncture methods, which all patients young and old appreciate.

Dr. Tian was recruited by Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, as Chief Acupuncturist to pioneer acupuncture services in 2015.  During her five year tenure, she provided Traditional Chinese Medicine services such as acupuncture to oncology patients. In 2018, Dr. Tian expanded acupuncture services into the newly established Sibley Integrative Medicine department.  She treated patients for a variety of complex and challenging conditions associated with women’s health, palliative care, pain management, and neurological disorders. 

In 2020, she founded Bethesda Acupuncture & Wellness Medicine. Here, she shares her integrative knowledge and experience with the community she was raised in. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was able to advance her knowledge and clinical experience of treating infectious diseases with Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

As an avid meditator, gardener and cook, Dr. Tian is passionate about self-care and regularly teaches patients the benefits of meditation and the medicinal properties of foods and spices. She travels to further develop her understanding of various medical systems. She works and volunteers for various acupuncture societies in both the United States and China and participates in international Chinese Medicine conferences to ensure she bridges cutting edge findings with the ancient wisdom of this medical system.  Enjoying her close work with oncology patients, Dr. Tian remains a volunteer for several oncology organizations. 

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