Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients

(Natural News) Cancer causes many adverse complications, including constant pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the viability of using acupuncture to soothe this pain and cause relief to cancer patients. Although cancers are named after the body part where the tumor – or tumors, in some cases...
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Background: Increased access to complementary therapies such as acupuncture at academic medical centers has created new opportunities for management of cancer and cancer treatment related symptoms.Methods: Patients presenting for acupuncture treatment during calendar year 2016 at an outpatient integrative medicine clinic in a comprehensive cancer center were asked to complete a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 16 symptoms, score 0-10, 10 worst possible) before and after each visit. ESAS subscales analyzed included global (GDS; score 0-90), physical (PHS, 0-60) and psychological distress (PSS, 0-20). ESAS s...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture improved symptoms of CIPN and QoL in Korean women suffering from peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy using taxane for breast cancer. The effects of acupuncture lasted for at least 1 month after the treatment. PMID: 30420895 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Correspondence regarding Anshasi and Ahmad's "an assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain" in complement ther clin pract 2018 August. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Nov;33:138 Authors: Cheon S, Lee H PMID: 30396611 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The study findings emphasized that acupuncture and related therapies alone did not have clinically significant effects at cancer-related pain reduction as compared with analgesic administration alone. Clinicians may consider acupuncture and related therapies as adjunctive therapies for cancer-related pain management, in particular, when pain control is unsatisfactory under analgesics alone. Furthermore, the researchers should conduct the SRs and meta-analyses according to the AMSTAR and PRISMA. PMID: 30057045 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
ConclusionsFew clinical trials of acupuncture, and complementary medicine interventions generally, document details of the process by which they ensured the model validity of their trial intervention. It is recommended that researchers in acupuncture, and other forms of complementary medicine, adopt appropriate methodological approaches to ensure model validity.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Acupuncture could be used as an effective treatment for cancer pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine tested which acupoints would provide the most relief for cancer patients from cancer pain. Acupuncture has been proven effective against different kinds of body pain. The researchers recruited 42 patients going through...
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Conclusions Few clinical trials of acupuncture, and complementary medicine interventions generally, document details of the process by which they ensured the model validity of their trial intervention. It is recommended that researchers in acupuncture, and other forms of complementary medicine, adopt appropriate methodological approaches to ensure model validity.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news
ConclusionsElectroacupuncture activates 5‐HT 1A receptors in the spinal cord and inhibits p‐CaMKII to alleviate both allodynia and hyperalgesia. The data support acupuncture/EA as a complementary therapy for CIP. SignificanceElectroacupuncture (EA) activates spinal 5‐HT1A receptors to inhibit p‐CaMKII to alleviate paclitaxel‐induced pain. Acupuncture/EA may be used as a complementary therapy for CIP.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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...
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: blogs
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