According to a well designed study presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium acupuncture is effective in reducing […]
Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative for reducing arm lymphedema in patients with breast cancer, according to the […]
An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies are noninvasive, nonpharmacologic adjuncts to mainstream […]
Acupuncture may reduce pain and improve functioning among patients with cancer who have undergone surgery to the neck, according to […]
For women treated with aromatase inhibitors for early breast cancer, acupuncture may help to relieve the joint pain and stiffness that sometimes accompanies these drugs. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Among women treated with hormonal therapy for breast cancer, acupuncture and Effexor® (venlafaxine) were similarly effective at reducing the frequency of hot flashes. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
A variation of traditional acupuncture treatment in which acupuncture or needle points are stimulated electronically.
Well studied Chinese therapy that uses placement of needles to relieve various symptoms including the nausea and vomiting associated with […]
Acupuncture Reduces Pain After Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer According to the results of a study presented at the […]
Acupuncture May Prevent Some Cases of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting According to a review published in the Journal of Clinical […]
Acupuncture Palliates Xerostomia after Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers According to results recently published in Cancer, acupuncture appears […]
Electroacupuncture Reduces Chemotherapy-Related Vomiting Electroacupuncture treatments combined with anti-nausea medication may reduce vomiting in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy, according to […]
By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Most often associated with chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting are side effects that many cancer patients […]
A drug typically used to treat depression and anxiety can significantly reduce joint pain in postmenopausal women being treated for […]
By Rachel Tompa Jasmine Jean is more than 30 years out from her original cancer treatments and her cancer is […]
By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Hot flashes are a common side effect of treatment in people with hormone-dependent cancers, such […]
By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Cancer patients almost always contend with pain in some form— whether from the tumor itself […]
By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies empower you, the patient. After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel […]