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Acupuncture Reduces Pain And Dysfunction In Head And Neck Cancer Patients After Neck Dissection

By |September 26th, 2015|

New data from a randomized, controlled trial found that acupuncture provided significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection. The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Service, and Barrie Cassileth, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service, […]

Acupuncture Reduces Side Effects Of Breast Cancer Treatment As Much As Conventional Drug Therapy, Study Suggests

By |September 26th, 2015|

Acupuncture is as effective and longer-lasting in managing the common debilitating side effects of hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating (vasomotor symptoms) associated with breast cancer treatment and has no treatment side effects compared to conventional drug therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study presented September 24, 2008, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology […]

Young Patients With Chronic Illnesses Find Relief in Acupuncture

By |September 26th, 2015|

Doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea, fatigue, and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments. The confluence of Chinese and Western medicine at Rush Children’s Hospital is part of a study to […]

A new study, led by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, demonstrates that acupuncture may be an effective therapy for joint pain and stiffness in breast cancer

By |September 26th, 2015|

Joint pain and stiffness are common side effects of aromatase inhibitor therapy, in which the synthesis of estrogen is blocked. The therapy, which is a common and effective treatment for early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in post-menopausal women, has been shown in previous research to cause some joint pain and stiffness in half of women being […]

Acupuncture May Help Ease The Severe Nerve Pain Associated With Cancer Treatment

By |September 26th, 2015|

Cancer patients treated with taxanes, vinca alkaloids, or platinum compounds can develop a condition known as chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short, as a by-product of their treatment. These powerful drugs can damage peripheral nerves, particularly in the calves and feet, which can result in severe nerve pain and/or difficulty walking. As yet, […]

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

By |September 26th, 2015|

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has four major branches:¬† acupuncture, herbal remedy, manipulative approaches, and food/exercise therapy. Chinese Zhenjiulogy refers to acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture utilizes various needle sizes to stimulate designated superficial points of the body. Various needle techniques are manipulated to adjust the Qi or vital energy, ¬†blood and body fluid circulation, balance Yin […]