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.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,Volume 24, Issue 9-10, Page 962-967, September/October 2018.
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
On the"integration" of quackery into the medical school curriculumQEDCon is fast approaching (indeed, I can't believe I have to leave for Manchester tomorrow night), and because my talk there will be about the phenomenon of " integrative medicine, " I've been thinking a lot about it. As I put together my slides, I can't help but see my talk evolving to encompass both " integrative " medicine and what I like to refer to as quackademic medicine, but that's not surprising. The two phenomenon are related, and it's hard to determine which has a more pernicious effect on science in medicine.One aspe...
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