Regarding Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.

Regarding Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. Oncologist. 2020 Feb 12;: Authors: Kako J, Kajiwara K, Kobayashi M PMID: 32048769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewChemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common complication of cancer treatment, with conventional treatment limited in its ability for prevention or treatment of symptoms. This review addresses the research assessing the effectiveness and safety of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) in preventing and treating CIPN-related symptoms.Recent FindingsThe CIM modalities acupuncture, classical massage, omega-3 fatty acids, and the Japanese Kampo medicine Goshanjishen may be of benefit in preventing or treating CIPN. Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), glutamine/glutamate, alpha-lipoic ...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in Hong Kong. Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy is a major first-line conventional therapy for advanced and metastatic colorectal cancer. However, oxaliplatin causes ch...
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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...
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CONCLUSION: Women with CIPN after adjuvant taxane therapy for breast cancer experienced significant improvements in neuropathic symptoms from an 8-week acupuncture treatment regimen. Additional larger studies are needed to confirm these findings. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a toxicity that often persists for months to years after the completion of adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer. In a randomized pilot trial of 40 breast cancer survivors with CIPN, an 8-week acupuncture intervention (vs. usual care) led to a statistically and clinically significant impro...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
(Natural News) Researchers recently found a connection between local acupuncture points and the peripheral nerves involved in neuropathy and neuropathic pain. They concluded that stimulating those local points with needles ensures the successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Numerous studies show that acupuncture improves medical conditions like chronic lower back pain, migraine and tension headaches, and chemotherapy-related...
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Conditions:   Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy;   Breast Cancer Female;   Gynecologic Cancer Intervention:   Device: Acupuncture Sponsor:   University of Utah Not yet recruiting
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Conclusions: The evidence is insufficient to recommend acupuncture for the treatment or prevention of cipn. Further research is needed to evaluate the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of cipn. Given that acupuncture is considered safe and might provide relief for patients, it can be considered at the clinician's discretion. PMID: 31043820 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
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