True Acupuncture Shows Promise for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

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

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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
Condition:   Radiation-Induced XerostomiaInterventions:   Other: Standard Oral Hygiene;   Other: Standard Oral Hygiene + True Acupuncture;   Other: Standard Oral Hygiene + Sham AcupunctureSponsor:   Wake Forest NCORP Research BaseNot yet recruiting - verified October 2015
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Head and Neck Carcinoma;   XerostomiaInterventions:   Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment;   Procedure: Transcutaneous Acupoint Electrical StimulationSponsors:   Roswell Park Cancer Institute;   National Cancer Institute (NCI)Recruiting - verified June 2015
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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