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Cancer support Acupuncture in Brisbane


Improve your quality of life and minimise chemotherapy side effects



Fatigue and nausea are major, disruptive side effects of chemotherapy and have a large impact on a patient’s outlook. Many patients express that the treatment feels worse than the disease on account of the pain, fatigue and depression associated with both the cancer itself and the ensuing side effects of chemotherapy. It is an important part of the healing process though, to remain optimistic about recovery.

Treatment can be hard to go through, and this is where regular cancer support Acupuncture can help.

There is a growing amount of high-quality research supporting Acupuncture as an adjunct support therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy with studies showing Acupuncture can significantly reduce cancer-related fatigue and pain; ultimately improving the patient’s standard of life and outlook.

How can Acupuncture help with chemotherapy side effects?

  • Acupuncture has been clinically evidenced in high-quality studies to reduce cancer-related fatigue and pain.
  • Acupuncture may improve sleep quality and duration.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to improve mood
  • Acupuncture is well known as a therapy to reduce stress and anxiety; improving the patient’s outlook and standard of living
  • Acupuncture is a non-pharmaceutical intervention and will not interfere with current medications

Experience the benefits of Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is a gentle and safe therapy that has been used for over 2000 years to alleviate a multitude of conditions and health complaints. It uses a combination of techniques to restore imbalances within the body with the aim of returning the body to its optimal level of wellbeing. For more information on the techniques and benefits of Acupuncture click here

It is important to know that Acupuncture is not a therapy that can treat active cancer. Acupuncture is supported as an adjunct therapy to improve a patient’ s standard of life as they undergo chemotherapy or other cancer treatment. Our experienced Acupuncturist Dr Ben Ludlow is happy to work under the direction of your Oncologist to offer cancer support Acupuncture to minimise the side effects of chemotherapy.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding treatment please call us on (07) 3366 7970 to organise a call back from Dr Ben to discuss your individual needs

Book an appointment using our booking system below, phone us on (07) 3366 7970 or find more appointment options online anytime




Links to further reading:
A. Molassiotis, P. Sylt, H. Diggins, 2007. The management of cancer-related fatigue after chemotherapy with acupuncture and acupressure: A randomised controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages 228–237. View online at

A. Molassiotis, J. Bardy, J. Finnegan-John, P. Mackereth, D. Ryder, J. Filshie, E. Ream, A. Richardson. 2012. Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 30 no. 36. View online

M. Kay Garcia, J. McQuade, R. Haddad, S. Patel, R. Lee, P. Yang, J. Lynn Palmer, L. Cohen. 2013. Systematic Review of Acupuncture in Cancer Care: A Synthesis of the Evidence. Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 31 no. 7. View online




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