For anyone in need of cancer treatment South Yarra has several excellent facilities. One recent trend in treating cancer has been the use of acupuncture, the ancient Chinese technique of inserting tiny needles into the body’s key points. For people undergoing cancer related surgery or chemotherapy, acupuncture can help to manage the pain. And the insertion of the needles can also alleviate dry mouth, hot flashes and some of the other unwanted side effects that are common after cancer treatment. Acupuncture is so effective in treating a variety of conditions because it releases endorphins and other neurotransmitters that eliminate pain and bring about a feeling of well being. It’s true that more research needs carrying out into acupuncture for cancer, but an increasing number of doctors and specialists around the world are seeing it as a realistic and effective treatment option.