Natural Care Center Collaboration with Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital

View the services below for more information.

  • Acupuncture Treatments:
    • Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly practiced medical procedures in the world and is used by one-third of the world’s population as a primary healthcare system. Acupuncturists insert sterile, hair-thin, single-use needles into the body with a specific intention to elicit an appropriate movement of energy. The desired result is to offer the patient a concrete sense of spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Patients who pursue ongoing treatment for maintenance and promotion of good health report: staying well longer and recovering from illness more quickly; improved stamina and vitality; improved capacity to positively influence their own health; reductions in long-term health-care costs and less frequent visits to physicians; and deepened and more harmonious relationships with others.Acupuncture stems from traditional wisdom that developed in and around China over a period of approximately 5,000 years. It includes the concept of qi, often translated as “energy,” and is based on a persistent exploration of the parallels between the rhythmic movements of nature and how similar states (both in and out of balance) manifest in all aspects of the human condition.
  • Nutrition Consultations:
    • Integrative nutritionists use science-based diet and nutrition therapies to support your personal health and well-being. They recognize that individualized nutrition is essential to health and their integrative approach is not limited to one dietary theory. Their support may include the use of conventional and non-conventional dietary philosophies rooted in traditional practice and scientific evidence.Food can be powerful medicine, affecting your overall health and vitality as well as every function of your body. In fact, what you eat and drink literally becomes the very substance of your body. Whole foods, eaten and prepared properly, can effect profound changes in mind, body, and spirit.
  • Massage Therapy: 
    • Therapeutic or medical massage employs a variety of modalities in order to address underlying conditions, injuries, pain, or stress. Techniques such as lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, deep tissue, and other focused treatments are used to achieve specific goals set by the patient and massage therapist. In many cases, the massage therapist works hand-in-hand with other healthcare providers to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patient. Medical massage also helps to prevent future chronic pain conditions by effectively dealing with the cause of the problem and managing its symptoms.Massage therapists review relevant information and formulate massage sessions that target to your specific needs. Therapeutic massage means more than relaxation. The work is focused on measurable physical healing.

Appointments: 410-740-5858


    • Acupuncture: Mondays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • Massage: Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • Nutritional Counseling: Thursdays: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • Costs: Initial Consultation $150 (Acupuncture and Nutrition) and $135 (Massage); follow-up visits $90; Massage membership $79

The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital has introduced additional integrative medicine services, including acupuncture, massage, nutritional consultations and therapeutic yoga. The expanded range of therapies for cancer patients and those without cancer are being offered in collaboration with providers from Maryland University of Integrative Health, a graduate university in Laurel that educates practitioners.