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.
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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
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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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Conditions:   Insomnia, Secondary;   Breast Cancer Female;   Chemotherapy Intervention:   Device: Acupuncture Sponsor:   The University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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