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Acupuncture Tied to Improved Symptoms in Breast Cancer Patients Taking Aromatase Inhibitors (FREE)

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Acupuncture may help improve fatigue and psychological distress in women with breast cancer who have joint pain related to use of aromatase …
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CONCLUSION: We found similar rates of preference for acupuncture versus medication among breast cancer survivors for pain management. Specific attitudes and beliefs predicted such preferences, highlighting the importance of a patient-centred approach to align patient beliefs and preferences with therapeutic options for more effective pain management. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT01013337; Results. PMID: 29440043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
In a randomized controlled trial that was praised as well designed, acupuncture improved pain and stiffness among breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs).Medscape Medical News
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The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients,  said one oncologist who reviewed the study.
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(SWOG) In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to SWOG research results to be announced at a Dec. 7 press conference at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
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Conclusion: The evidence was based on a body of research with moderate study quality. Although the overall effect of interventions is large, further investigation into the influence of nutrition and physical exercise is needed to better discern their potential for pain management. Implication for Practice: Oncology nurses may be able to implement such validated interventions as pain management modalities to mitigate the symptoms so that breast cancer survivors remain compliant with AIA therapy.
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CONCLUSION: Acupuncture is a safe and viable nonpharmacologic treatment that may relieve joint pain in patients with AIA. Additional studies involving a higher number of RCTs are warranted. PMID: 28384564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: High levels of pain catastrophising, and specifically the processes of rumination and magnification, were associated with greater acupuncture use. We believe this could have important implications for understanding which population is more likely to seek acupuncture treatment and how this alternative therapy could be better targeted to these patients. PMID: 27177930 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
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