Study: Acupuncture is an effective and convenient choice to reduce breast cancer-related lymphedema

(Natural News) A Chinese study looked into the use of acupuncture to reduce the occurrence of lymphedema in breast cancer patients. It determined that the traditional Chinese medicinal approach could be a convenient and cost-effective way to manage the symptoms of the breast cancer-related disease. The Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine conducted the study. Its findings...
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(Natural News) Painful swellings called lymphedema can appear on a patient’s arms after undergoing surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer. A Chinese study suggested that acupuncture could decrease the chances of this complication, thereby improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Despite the advent of less invasive treatments, lymphedema remains a common problem...
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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
Abstract Purpose The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. ASCO considered the guideline for endorsement. Methods The SIO guideline addressed the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms and adverse effects, such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep ...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur acupuncture protocol appeared to be safe and well tolerated. However, it did not significantly reduce BCRL in pretreated patients receiving concurrent lymphedema treatment. This regimen does not improve upon conventional lymphedema treatment for breast cancer survivors with persistent BCRL.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer has the highest incidence rate among all women ’s malignant tumors worldwide. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are three major treatments, while most patients showed adverse effects or complications during or after the treatment, including lymphedema, gastrointestinal reactions and leukopenia, which cause severe impact on patients’ rec overy and quality of life. Moxibustion has been used and certified to alleviate adverse effects of surgery or chemoradiotherapy for breast cancer. We have summarized literatures in recent years and suggest more systematic research in the future for the...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Lymphedema Interventions:   Other: local distribution points association;   Other: local-distal points association;   Other: exercise with compression sleeve Sponsors:   Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   National Basic Research Program, China;   Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital;   The Second Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College;   Henan Provincial Cancer Hospital;   Qilu Hospital of ...
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