Free acupuncture and reflexology clinic for chemotherapy patients | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
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We are offering a free acupuncture and reflexology clinic in Day Therapy for chemotherapy patients at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

The clinic is on Tuesdays from 11.30 am to 1 pm.

Both treatments can help with the symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment. They can help control pain, relieve nausea, vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, dry mouth, pins and needles, anxiety, depression and sleeping problems.

Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, and other treatments to certain places on the skin, called acupuncture points, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body. The use of acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine {TCM). TCM is a medical system that has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.  In cancer patients it is thought to be helpful in the management of symptoms such as improving pain, fatigue, sleep, and reducing chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting and anxiety and may have a role in managing symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Reflexology is a type of pressure-point massage based on the ancient belief that there are certain areas on the hands, feet, face and ears that affect the rest of the body. Reflexology may be beneficial in cancer patients for assistance in managing some physical and emotional symptoms experienced by patients, especially stress and anxiety.

These sessions are free for chemotherapy patients and spaces are limited and fill up quickly.

For bookings and more information, contact the LivingRoom on 8514 0038 or by email LivingRoom@lh.org.au.

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