Acupuncture, Acupressure Associated With Improved Cancer Pain and Reduced Opioid Use

A study showed that acupuncture use brought a significant reduction in pain along with a decreased use of analgesics.
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This study aims to examine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for alleviating CIPN in patients with colorectal cancer in Hong Kong.Methods/designThis is a single-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled efficacy trial. Eighty-four eligible patients, who are Hong Kong Chinese, aged ≥ 18 years, diagnosed with colorectal cancer and undergoing oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy, will be randomized in a ratio of 1:1 to the electro-acupuncture group or the sham-controlled group. During a 12-week treatment period, patients in the electro-acupuncture group will undergo electro-acup uncture once a week from the first c...
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This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the concurrent use of two complementary and alternative therapies: electroacupuncture (EA) and Chuna manual therapy (CMT), with pregabalin, which is the conventional pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain. Methods/design: This is an open-label, parallel, assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial, which includes 90 patients with colorectal and breast cancer, who developed CIPN. After a 2-week preparation period, the patients are divided into three groups (pregabalin administration group, pregabalin + EA treatment group, and pregabalin + CMT treatment group), treated...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Acupuncture Associated With Pain Reduction in Cancer Patients
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Review also shows link between acupuncture or acupressure and reduction in analgesic use
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
A large meta-analysis found that real acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in pain.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- The use of acupuncture and/or acupressure is associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics, according to a review published online Dec. 19 in JAMA Oncology. Yihan He, Ph.D., from the Second Affiliated...
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This study (called a systematic review and meta-analysis) combined results from 14 randomized clinical trials to evaluate evidence of an association between acupuncture and acupressure for reducing pain in patients with cancer. Previous studies have had inconsistent findings.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Authors: Jiang X, Tian Y, Xu L, Zhang Q, Wan Y, Qi X, Li B, Guo J, Sun W, Luo A, Huang J, Gu X Abstract Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer without effective targeted drugs. While breast cancer patients often use acupuncture for the relief of cancer-induced pain or the side effects of chemo- or radiation therapy, little information is known regarding the direct effects of electroacupuncture on TNBC tumor and its potential mechanisms. Here, we created a mice model of TNBC and electroacupuncture with encircled needling around the tumors was given to the animals daily f...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Xiao-Qing Wang, Pei-Bei Duan, Man Zheng, Qian Xu, Li-Hua Yang, A-Qin WangAbstractIntroductionAuricular acupuncture has been used for pain management. A more recent technique which buries an intradermal needle into the skin may provides long lasting stimulation and enhance analgesia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of perioperative auricular acupuncture technique via intradermal needling buried on postoperative movement-evoked pain reduction of patients with advanced gastric can...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjective: To observe the clinical efficacy of moxibustion with seed-sized moxa cone plus opioid drugs for moderate-tosevere cancer pain, and the effect on immune function in patients with cancer pain.Methods: A total of 80 patients with moderate-to-severe cancer pain were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 40 cases in each group. Both groups were treated with opioid drugs for analgesia according to the standardized management principles for cancer pain. In addition, the observation group was given moxibustion with seed-sized moxa cone. The treatment was...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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