Olivia Newton-John Opens New Acupuncture Assisted Cancer Center

Well-know actor Olivia Newton-John, originally from Australia, has opened a new facility, dubbed The Oliva Newton-John and Wellness Center in Melbourne's Austin Hospital, which opens in July.  The center combines chemotherapy, surgery, radiation treatment, research labs, acupuncture, and other holistic modalities all in one space. In 1997 the National Institute of Health (NIH) recognized Acupuncture for cancer patients after a study proved that it is effective for treating nausea due to chemotherapy. And as new research continues to impress Acupuncture is quickly becoming part of an integrated medical model. Below is a quick look:

Pain Relief

It is estimated that 70% of cancer patients do not get adequate pain relief, but a new study proves that Acupuncture is effective in treating patients with pain related to cancer.

Breast Cancer

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford Hospital  recently published its findings that Acupuncture is effective for treating hot flashes for women being treated for breast cancer. The study showed that Acupuncture successfully eliminates hot flashes and benefits patients suffering form mental depression. The study also showed Acupuncture increases sex drive, mental clarity, and overall energy levels in the patients. The study concludes that acupuncture “appears to be equivalent to drug therapy” and is “a safe, effective, and durable treatment.”

Indigestion

New research shows that Acupuncture is effective in treating cancer patients with dyspepsia (indigestion).

Hiccups

New research concludes that Acupuncture effectively relieves hiccups for patients with late-stage cancer. This is a great relief as hiccups were a great concern due to the fact they are hard to control with medication and they interfere with diet and sleep.