At the Safflower Clinic, we offer supportive and empathetic care for our patients. When it comes to providing support to our patients through their chosen oncology treatment, we apply an evidence based and integrative approach that is sensitive to each patient’s needs.

There is evidence (based on findings from multiple reviews) to show that acupuncture may offer relief to patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in conjunction with anti-emetic medication. Additionally, there is some evidence of potential positive effect to show acupuncture may reduce fatigue associated with cancer; a systematic review showed that Chinese herbal medicine used alone or with chemotherapy or supportive care gave significant relief for cancer related fatigue. A systematic review showed that “acupuncture may also assist with the recovery after colorectal cancer resection” including reducing time to first flatus and defecation.

 

Call 03 5909 0040 for more information or to make an appointment at the clinic.