Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

Condition:   Breast Cancer Lymphedema Interventions:   Other: acupuncture;   Other: sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Baokang Hospital Affiliated to Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital;   Gansu Provincial Cancer Hospital;   The Second Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical Colle ge Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Zhifeng XIONG, Ting WANG, Honglin WANG, Yongyue WANG, Lin GAN, Gang LÇšAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy difference between sliding-cupping along meridian combined with short-stretch elastic bandage wrapping and comprehensive detumescence therapy in treating lymphedema after breast cancer surgery.MethodsSixty patients with lymphedema after breast cancer surgery were randomly divided into the sliding-cupping group and the comprehensive detumescence therapy (CDT) group, with 30 cases in each one. The ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Lymphedema is the most common complication after breast cancer treatment, but management of lymphedema remains a clinical challenge. Several studies have reported the beneficial effect of acupuncture for treat...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated whether AC was a good method for treating limb oedema in women after breast cancer surgery.MethodsWe performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effectiveness of AC in the prevention of BCRL. Searching strategies were performed with the following keywords: “Breast cancer,” “Acupuncture,” “neoplasm,” and “lymphoedema,” with derivations and different combinations of these keywords. The following databases were searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Web of Science, CNKI, WanF...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE:: Breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is a common complication after breast cancer treatment. We investigated whether acupuncture could be used to manage limb oedema in women after breast cancer surgery. METHODS:: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, CINAHL, and four Chinese databases were electronically searched for papers published through November 2017. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for BCRL were included. RESULTS:: In total, six RCTs with 318 patients were identified. The main analysis revealed a positive overall effect of acupuncture inte...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
(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
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