pubbed.bstract.g.S,.ung.W, Mae BTW, et al.: Electroacupuncture reduces duration of postoperative ileum after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. It is meant to inform and help patients, families, and caregivers. A potential role for acupuncture was found in the following cancer symptoms: pain, nausea and vomiting, xerostomia, hot flushes, fatigue, cupping anxiety, depression and insomnia. pubbed Abstract Effect of Acupuncture on Immune Function There has been limited research, mostly performed in China, evaluating the effect of acupuncture on immune system function in cancer patients, suggesting that acupuncture improves immune function . 1 - 7 effects of Acupuncture on Cancer Pain Seven clinical studies of acupuncture as a treatment for cancer-related pain have been reported in the English language refer to Table 1 . 8 - 13 Two studies were randomized controlled trials CRTs, with one study conducted in China and one in France. 9, 13 Four studies were case series, with one each from England, France, Hong Kong, and the United States. 8, 10 - 12 One randomized trial compared classical Chinese acupuncture, acupuncture point injection with freeze-dried human transfer factor, and conventional analgesic treatment in patients with gastric cancer pain. 9 The investigators reported an equivalent analgesic effect among the three groups observed after 2 months of treatment; however, the conventionally treated group experienced significantly superior analgesia compared with both acupuncture treatment groups during the first 10 days of treatment. pubbed Abstract fang DZ: Relief of oesophageal carcinomatous obstruction by acupuncture. amid 18460551 . Most oncologists have experienced the patients who start vomiting at the thought of their next clinic visit. pubbed Abstract Johnston FM, Hays CD, Subramanian K, et al.: Patient education integrated with acupuncture for relief of cancer-related fatigue randomized controlled feasibility study. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment. Since that time, there has been an explosion of interest in the United States and Europe in the application of the technique of acupuncture to Western medicine. The study also found that acupuncture markedly improved the patients' quality of life . Their inclusion should not be viewed as an endorsement of the content of the websites, or of any treatment or product, by the PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board or the National Cancer Institute . This means that acupuncture is used along with conventional treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy to treat cancer. pubbed Abstract Dag W, Yang J: Clinical study on acupuncture treatment of stomach carcinoma pain.
Studies.f the effect of acupuncture on lymphedema in breast-cancer patients Lymphedema is a condition in which lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. Benefits of Acupuncture for People with Cancer Acupuncture is still in its infancy when it comes to studies looking at benefits for cancer patients, but some reliable studies to date suggest that it may help with: Perhaps the most research to date has been done to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced nausea . Acupuncture is effective for control of pain, of local swelling post-operatively, for shortening the resolution of haematoma and tissue swelling and for minimizing use of medications and their attendant side effects.