Acupuncture

Acupuncture Modality Using Thermal Stimulation Effectively Relieves Cancer-Related Fatigue

Acupuncture Modality Using Thermal Stimulation Effectively Relieves Cancer-Related Fatigue

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Infrared laser moxibustion, an infrared laser treatment combined with a traditional acupuncture modality, appears safe and effective in relieving cancer-related fatigue.

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

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Relaxing acupressure resulted in significant improvement in persistent fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life among survivors of breast cancer, a recent study has shown.

Exercise therapy, acupuncture improve strength and decrease pain in breast cancer survivors

Exercise therapy, acupuncture improve strength and decrease pain in breast cancer survivors

Researchers identified the benefits of exercise therapy and electro-acupuncture in breast cancer survivors.

Acupuncture reduces comorbid symptoms of cancer pain

Acupuncture reduces comorbid symptoms of cancer pain

Electroacupuncture may reduce comorbid symptoms of pain in women with breast cancer who have aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia, according to research.

Electroacupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using AIs

Electroacupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using AIs

Use of electroacupuncture produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety, and depression in as little as 8 weeks for patients with early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of AIs to treat breast cancer.

Real or false acupuncture can ease breast cancer drug side effects

Real or false acupuncture can ease breast cancer drug side effects

Acupuncture has been shown to relieve many side effects of chemotherapy.

Acupuncture aids breast cancer treatment outcomes

Acupuncture aids breast cancer treatment outcomes

No significant difference in outcomes seen for patients treated with real or sham acupuncture; both groups saw improvement.

Acupuncture reduces breast cancer-related fatigue

Acupuncture reduces breast cancer-related fatigue

Improvements also seen in quality of life after six weeks of treatment.

Acupuncture relieves dry mouth caused by radiotherapy for head and neck cancers

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The ancient Chinese medical practice can relieve the symptoms of dry mouth in patients undergoing radiotherapy, according to the largest trial yet to investigate this effect. Radiotherapy for head and neck cancer often produces this unpleasant and distressing side effect because patients' salivary glands are damaged by radiotherapy.

Integrative care options help pain management

Integrative care options help pain management

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The variety of options available to help patients manage their pain can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.

Integrative care options

Various activities can help patients cope with cancer and its treatments. These techniques should not replace medical care, but they can enhance patients' quality of life.

Exploring holistic medicine: Using acupuncture to relieve cancer-related fatigue

Exploring holistic medicine: Using acupuncture to relieve cancer-related fatigue

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The ancient Eastern medicinal art can relieve one of the most distressing effects of cancer and cancer treatment: fatigue.

Managing cancer symptoms with acupuncture

Acupuncture may be beneficial in patients experiencing a range of cancer symptoms.

Acupuncture in treating xerostomia

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for radiation-induced xerostomia in a small pilot study. It involved 19 patients who received acupuncture twice a week for four weeks and were assessed using xerostomia inventory and patient benefit questionnaire scores.

Acupuncture in cancer pain management

Reviews the growing body of evidence of the role of acupuncture in pain management in cancer and palliative care.

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