More choices for treating insomnia in cancer survivors: Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy.
Both cognitive-behavioral therapy and acupuncture can significantly reduce insomnia and improve quality of life of cancer patients, the results of a US randomized trial indicate.Medscape Medical News
A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements.
(MedPage Today) -- But both methods provide alternative to sleeping pills
Conclusion: According to this prospective study, kinesiotherapy and acupuncture had a positive effect on the shoulder muscle strength and quality of life of patients.Keywords: 1. Breast cancer. 2. Rehabilitation. 3. Acupuncture. 4. Muscle Strength. 5. Quality of life.Citation Format: Mills CE, Hafner MA, Sorger PK. Integration of transcriptomic, proteomic and drug response data in triple negative breast cancer cell lines and PDX models [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2016 Dec 6-10; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2017;77(4 Suppl):Abstract nr P4-08-02.
Conditions: Insomnia; Related Distress Among Cancer Caregivers Interventions: Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I); Device: Acupuncture; Behavioral: questionnaires; Other: Diurnal Cortisol Sponsors: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Hunter College Recruiting - verified January 2017
Background. Breast cancer patients may experience various symptoms that affect the quality of life significantly and they seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). To meet the needs of patients, we developed an integrative outpatient care program. Methods. This program provided CAM consultation and acupuncture for breast cancer patients at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. The outcome measures included Medical Outcomes Study 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) and patient satisfaction questionnaires on the first visit (baseline) and at 6 months. Results. Forty-five breast cancer patients were enrolled. All pa...