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Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

Acupuncture Program in the BRICC Wellness Centre

Led by Simone Reeves, BAROC Campus Director of Radiation Oncology, this project aimed to help women with breast cancer experiencing debilitating hot flushes by offering acupuncture as an alternative to medications that can often have unpleasant side effects. 

Although the trial is not due for completion until Mar 2018, patients have already experienced improvements:

  • Reduction in hot flushes
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved energy
  • Improved general wellbeing

"After initial cancer treatment I had lots of uncomfortable hot flushes; since completing acupuncture they have reduced to nearly zero", Patient