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.
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.
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
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