Acupuncture found to be effective at relieving side effects of traditional treatments in breast cancer patients, according to study

(Natural News) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for years – centuries even – because of its natural approach to human health. An area of TCM that’s getting renown even from Western medicine is acupuncture and based on the findings of a study made by researchers at the NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, it could...
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Authors: Tong T, Pei C, Chen J, Lv Q, Zhang F, Cheng Z Abstract BACKGROUND Chemotherapy can cause adverse effects such as chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI). In this prospective study, the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture therapy in relieving CRCI and its impact on serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty patients were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group with 40 patients in each group. The treatment group was treated at the following acupuncture points: Baihui (DU20), Sishencong (EX-HN1), Shenting (DU24), Zusa...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Conditions:   Anatomic Stage I Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IA Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IB Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IIA Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IIB Breast Cancer AJCC v8 ;   Anatomic Stage III Breast Cancer AJCC v8;   Anatomic Stage IIIA Breast Cancer AJC...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractBreast cancer has the highest incidence rate among all women ’s malignant tumors worldwide. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are three major treatments, while most patients showed adverse effects or complications during or after the treatment, including lymphedema, gastrointestinal reactions and leukopenia, which cause severe impact on patients’ rec overy and quality of life. Moxibustion has been used and certified to alleviate adverse effects of surgery or chemoradiotherapy for breast cancer. We have summarized literatures in recent years and suggest more systematic research in the future for the...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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
ConclusionsAcupuncture is effective for CRF management and should be recommended as a beneficial alternative therapy for CRF patients, particularly for breast cancer patients and those currently undergoing anti-cancer treatment.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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