Mayo Clinic Q and A: Curious about acupuncture?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I started chemotherapy last month, and my health care provider suggested I try acupuncture for nausea. How does acupuncture work? Is there any risk to trying it? ANSWER: Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, dates back more than 2,500 years. Acupuncture involves inserting thin, single-use, sterile needles through the skin to identify and [...]
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Abstract Complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) has been shown to play an important role in supportive cancer care, relieving symptoms and improving quality of life among oncology patients. Communication between CIM practitioners and oncology healthcare professionals has been researched in depth, while little attention has been paid to the interaction between CIM practitioners from different disciplines who work together in the integrative oncology setting. The present paper explores the interaction between an Anthroposophic music therapist and a spiritual care provider who co-treated two female patients with br...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): A. Poini, A. Pavesi, S. Magno, C. Maggiore, C. Zamagni, D. Rubino, M. Devecchi, G.M.G. Farella, U. Mazzanti, D. Trevisan, C.M. Giovanardi
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): LI Fang-fei, Hong CHEN, LI Guo-senABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced hand-foot syndrome (HFS).MethodsA total of 60 patients treated with chemotherapy of capecitabine and suffering from the chemotherapy-induced HFS were divided into an acupuncture group and a Vitamin B6 group according to the random number table, 30 cases in each one. In the acupuncture group, after chemotherapy, acupuncture was given at Băihuì (百会 GV 20), Hégŭ (合...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Acupuncture , Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Intervention:   Procedure: acupuncture Sponsor:   China Medical University Hospital Recruiting
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Conclusion: There is a lack of conclusive evidence regarding the benefits of acupuncture for the treatment of breast cancer survivors in Korea. More rigorous RCTs are necessary in the future to establish stronger clinical evidence regarding the use of acupuncture to better reflect the clinical context of Korea.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and potentially dose-limiting side-effect of neurotoxic chemotherapy for cancer patients. We evaluated the preliminary efficacy of acupuncture in preventing worsening CIPN in patients receiving paclitaxel.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Condition:   Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Intervention:   Other: electro-acupuncture Sponsors:   Hong Kong Baptist University;   Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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