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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PMID: 31029376 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Karin Meissner1,2*, Nicola Talsky1, Elisabeth Olliges1,2, Carmen Jacob1,3,4, Oliver J. Stötzer5, Christoph Salat5, Michael Braun6 and Raluca Flondor1 1Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany 2Division of Health Promotion, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany 3Clinical Neurosciences, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom 4Wessex Neurological Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom 5Haematology and Oncology, Outpatient Cancer Ca...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewAromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia (AIA) is a very common syndrome which significantly affects breast cancer survivors ’ quality of life, and it often leads to non-compliance with aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. However, the treatment of AIA remains a clinical challenge. Here, we will review the current data for acupuncture and vitamin D in the management of AIA.Recent FindingsAcupuncture has been shown to improve AIA symptoms, but it has not consistently been proven to offer significantly more clinical benefit than sham acupuncture. Similarly, while some vitamin D trials have shown ben...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study was a first of its kind. It involved a head-to-head comparison of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy, enrolled patients with many different types of cancer and included nearly 30% minority participants. Previous studies focused solely on breast cancer and included 90% white participants. Limitations of the previous research make it difficult to determine if the results are applicable to patients with other cancers and people of diverse backgrounds. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acupuncture Are Effective Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments produced clinically meaningful reduction...
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CONCLUSION:: Our findings suggest that acupuncture is feasible, but low recruitment rates should be considered when considering future acupuncture research in Korean breast cancer survivors. Rigorous evaluation of this symptomatic treatment strategy is now needed in the Korean population. PMID: 30896247 [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
Condition:   Breast Neoplasm Interventions:   Procedure: Ear acupuncture;   Behavioral: Psychoeducation Sponsors:   Universität Duisburg-Essen;   Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation Recruiting
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Condition:   Breast Neoplasm Interventions:   Procedure: Ear acupuncture;   Behavioral: Psychoeducation Sponsors:   Universität Duisburg-Essen;   Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation Recruiting
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Condition:   Breast Neoplasm Interventions:   Procedure: Ear acupuncture;   Behavioral: Psychoeducation Sponsors:   Universität Duisburg-Essen;   Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation Recruiting
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Condition:   Breast Neoplasm Interventions:   Procedure: Ear acupuncture;   Behavioral: Psychoeducation Sponsors:   Universität Duisburg-Essen;   Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Breast Neoplasm Interventions:   Procedure: Ear acupuncture;   Behavioral: Psychoeducation Sponsors:   Universität Duisburg-Essen;   Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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