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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DiscussionThis trial is expected to clarify whether TEAS is effective for cancer-related pain. These results demonstrate the advantage of TEAS combined with opioid drugs on improving immune function and decreasing opioid induced side effects.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR-13003803. Registered on 27 August 2013.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar a efetividade da acupuntura auricular na dor de pacientes oncol ógicos em tratamento quimioterápico e possíveis alterações no consumo de analgésicos após a aplicação da intervenção. Método: Ensaio clínico randomizado com portadores de câncer que apresentavam queixa de dor maior ou igual a quatro na Escala Numérica da Dor. Foram criados dois grupo s paralelos, um Experimental, o qual recebeu a aplicação da acupuntura auricular em pontos do equilíbrio energético e em pon...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conditions:   Insomnia, Secondary;   Breast Cancer Female;   Chemotherapy Intervention:   Device: Acupuncture Sponsor:   The University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 30 November 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xian-bing HOU, Lei PAN, Qi-cai WANGABSTRACTA 54 years old male patient, 5 months ago, cough and expectoration were induced by lung cancer and hiccups were triggered and lasted for 1 day after radiochemotherapy. Firstly, the sensitized points were detected in the region of BL 17. The disposable subcutaneous trocar acupuncture needle was inserted transversely. Afterward, the Zúsānlĭ (足三里 ST 36) was injected by metoclopramide injection, one mL each point, then catgut embedding was carried at ST36.Comp...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Stomach Neoplasms Intervention:   Procedure: acupuncture Sponsors:   Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University;   Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting
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