Meet Dr. Pauseback

Lucy Pauseback, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) with national board-certification through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She is a certified massage therapist (CMT), holds additional certification in manual lymphatic drainage (CMLD) from the Klose Institute, and completed Oncology Acupuncture specialty training with the International Certificate Program founded by Dr. Yair Maimon, OMD, PhD, LAc. and directed by medical oncologist, Dr. Julia Hartung, MD.

A Vision of Hope

Dr. Pauseback’s calling to specialize in oncology acupuncture and massage grew from her childhood experience of witnessing her grandmother undergo treatment for ovarian cancer. This profound experience led her to create La Jolla Oncology Acupuncture and Massage to make science-backed holistic oncology care available to cancer patients, their caregivers, and care teams in her local community.
As a US Army and OIF veteran, Dr. Pauseback brings a team-focused mindset to oncology care, working collaboratively as part of a patient’s multidisciplinary treatment team, with a mission to help reduce the high stress of cancer treatment. She has served oncology patients at the Acupuncture Center of La Jolla, UC San Diego Center of Integrative Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest, UC San Diego Health-Jacobs Medical Center, Thornton Hospital, Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, Swedish Medical Oncology – First Hill, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Holistic Medicine Meets Oncology

La Jolla Oncology Acupuncture and Massage provides safe, patient-centered, and evidence-informed care by utilizing gentle and effective modalities like acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, auricular therapy, thermal therapy (moxibustion), herbal medicine and Chinese medicine alongside conventional care.


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