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From National Health Institute:
 
Overview of the use of  Acupuncture as a treatment for individuals with cancer or cancer-related disorder. 
 
  • Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Cancer patients use it for pain management, control of nausea and vomiting (N/V), fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia, neuropathy, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance.
 
  • Laboratory and animal studies exploring the mechanisms of acupuncture for cancer treatment have focused mainly on the role of acupuncture in the activation of neurohormonal pathways and immunomodulation.  
 
  • The aim of most acupuncture clinical observation and clinical trials in cancer patients has been to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on symptom management.    
 
  • The most convincing research data on the effects of acupuncture in cancer patients have emerged from studies of the management of chemotherapy---induced nausea and vomiting ( N/V)
 
 
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