Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
Benefits for cancer patients and carers
Acupuncture can help to alleviate some of the symptoms often experienced during and after cancer treatment. It can help with symptoms such as pain, nausea, hot flushes, fatigue, depression, constipation, dry mouth, diarrhoea, lymphedema, muscle tension, nerve damage, shortness of breath and quitting smoking.
Meet your Acupuncturist
Lisa Holden is a registered Acupuncturist, Practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Registered Nurse. Having worked in health care for over two decades, she has extensive experience in a broad range of fields. She works with us exclusively seeing oncology patients and their carers for acupuncture treatment. Lisa also has a busy private practice, provides an acupuncture service at a women’s health centre and supervises undergraduate Chinese medicine and acupuncture students at Western Sydney University. She has published two case studies in a peer reviewed journal and has been involved in various clinical trials. Her nursing work is currently in the field of mental health.
Our Acupuncture Clinics are run onsite in the John Richard Kuhlmann Wellness Centre at Liverpool Hospital. Please refer to our Program Events Calendar for clinic days and times.
Our Wellness Programs are a FREE service for South Western Sydney Local Health District cancer patients and their carers. We do suggest a donation of $20 per booking. This donation goes towards funding the continuation of our programs. Our programs are currently funded by donations and/or sponsors.