Fewer Cases of Radiation - Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture

Patients receiving true acupuncture have significantly lower least square mean xerostomia score
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
True acupuncture resulted in fewer and less severe radiation-induced xerostomia symptoms in this phase III study.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Acupuncture results in significantly fewer and less severe symptoms of radiation-induced xerostomia (RIX) among patients with oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal carcinoma, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in JAMA...
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DiscussionThe results of this study will demonstrate the extent to which hypoglossal acupuncture may influence the intensity of and functional impairment due to chemotherapy-induced dysgeusia.Trial registrationClinical Trials.gov,NCT02304913. Registered on 19 November 2014.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: There is very low-certainty evidence for a short-term benefit with acupuncture alone or acupuncture combined with gastrokinetic drugs compared with the drug alone, in terms of the proportion of people who experienced improvement in diabetic gastroparesis. There is evidence of publication bias and a positive bias of small study effects. The reported benefits should be interpreted with great caution because of the unclear overall risk of bias, unvalidated measurements of change in subjective symptoms, publication bias and small study reporting bias, and lack of data on long-term outcomes; the effects reported in...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Saliva is fundamental to our oral health and our well-being. Many factors can impair saliva secretion, such as adverse effects of prescribed medication, auto-immune diseases (for example Sj ögren’s syndrome) an...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl The use of complementary and alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the past years. Well-planned trials are warranted to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging, as both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus, standardized care plans of a randomized control...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the last years. Well-planned trials are needed to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging: Both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus standardized care plans of a randomized controlled tr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough no significant treatment differences were seen in this trial, patients receiving ALTENS consistently had lower scores, indicating better function, as compared to those receiving PC. Radiation-induced xerostomia improved over time for all patients.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Conclusion There were considerable heterogeneities in the current acupuncture treatment protocols for radiation-induced xerostomia. Based on the results of the review and the personal perspectives, the authors provide a recommendation for manual acupuncture protocols in treating radiation-induced xerostomia patients with head and neck cancer.
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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