Acupuncture – it has a role in cancer care

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  • #60004
    marions
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    Thanks, Michelle.

    #60003
    mvpratt
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    Marion,

    I have used acupuncture this past year to help manage pain and hot flashes. I did not see any effect in helping with the pain/neuropathy in my legs but i did have tremendous relief with my hot flashes. I highly recommend it. Our cancer center offers it at a reduced rate and does the acupuncture as a small group. The provider works on hands and feet. They do it in a small group so that it can be offered at a reduced cost. We were given headphones to listen to calming music and you would have never known there were three other people in the room.

    I am hoping to try another round in the next few weeks for overall stress reduction and to get my energy moving in a positive way. I will let you all know how it goes. I will also see if I can find any literature to support it :).

    #6669
    marions
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    The strongest evidence of the effect of acupuncture has come from clinical trials on the use of acupuncture to relieve nausea and vomiting, but acupuncture appears to be more effective in preventing vomiting than in reducing nausea. Read more:
    https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/acupuncture-pdq

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