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Research articles on acupuncture treatment for cancer and cancer-related symptoms

1. Acupuncture is an appropriate adjunctive treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting

Garcia MK, McQuade J, Haddad R, Patel S, Lee R, Yang P, Palmer JL, Cohen L. Systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care: a synthesis of the evidence. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2013 Mar 1;31(7):952.

2. Acupuncture is an effective intervention for managing the symptom of Cancer-related fatigue and improving patients’ quality of life.

Molassiotis A, Bardy J, Finnegan-John J, Mackereth P, Ryder DW, Filshie J, Ream E, Richardson A. Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012 Dec 20;30(36):4470-6.

3. Hot flash frequency in breast cancer patients was reduced following acupuncture

Deng G, Vickers A, Yeung S, Cassileth B. Randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2007 Dec 10;25(35):5584-90.

4. Acupuncture prophylaxis of cancer chemotherapy-induced sickness

5. Patients who received inpatient acupuncture at a major cancer center experienced significant improvement after treatment for pain, sleep disturbance, anxiety, drowsiness, nausea, and fatigue

Garcia MK, Cohen L, Spano M, Spelman A, Hashmi Y, Chaoul A, Wei Q, Lopez G. Inpatient acupuncture at a major cancer center. Integrative cancer therapies. 2018 Mar;17(1):148-52.

6. Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related breathlessness

Filshie J, Penn K, Ashley S, Davis CL. Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related breathlessness. Palliative medicine. 1996 Apr;10(2):145-50.

7. Acupuncture in the treatment of cancer-related psychological symptoms

Haddad NE, Palesh O. Acupuncture in the treatment of cancer-related psychological symptoms. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2014 Sep;13(5):371-85.

8. Acupuncture significantly relieves hot flashes and sleep disturbances and is a good and safe treatment in women treated for breast cancer.

9. Providing massage and acupuncture in addition to usual care resulted in decreased pain and depressive mood among postoperative cancer patients

10. Outpatient acupuncture course is feasible for advanced cancer patients and produces a measurable benefit

Dean-Clower E, Doherty-Gilman AM, Keshaviah A, Baker F, Kaw C, Lu W, Manola J, Penson RT, Matulonis UA, Rosenthal DS. Acupuncture as palliative therapy for physical symptoms and quality of life for advanced cancer patients. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2010 Jun;9(2):158-67.

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