Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is practiced at Bloomhill by AHPRA Chinese Medicine Board registered
Acupuncturists. It involves the insertion of fine sterile needles into strategic points on the skin, to stimulate and regulate the energy (Qi) that circulates throughout the body. The needles are retained while resting quietly. It is sometimes combined with Moxabustion which is a
heat therapy where a herb is burned above the skin to stimulate the flow of Qi and blood. The treatment is tailored to the individual, and some lifestyle changes and preventative care to support health and well-being may also be recommended. The number and frequency of treatments vary based on the condition and the response. The effects are cumulative.

Acupuncture may have occasional mild side effects, and can be safely incorporated with conventional cancer treatments and rehabilitation.  Although it involves needles, little or no pain is experienced during the treatment.

Research has shown the effectiveness of Acupuncture to reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting, the frequency and severity of hot flushes, fatigue, anxiety, dry mouth and nerve problems associated with cancer therapies. Administered by trained practitioners, Acupuncture can be safely incorporated with conventional approaches to treatment and recovery. A small rebate may be claimed through extras cover with most Health Funds