- Acupuncture & Arthritis
- Acupuncture & The Placebo Effect
- Acupuncture & Fertility
- Acupuncture at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center
Chemotherapy & Acupuncture
Acupuncture and breast cancer chemotherapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology, February 2010.
A randomized, controlled trial found that acupuncture provided significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection. The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Service, and Barrie Cassileth, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/85411.cfm
Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects — such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting. www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/98469.cfm
A study conducted showed that acupuncture when added to traditional fibromyalgia treatments, reduces pain and improves the quality of life for up to 3 months following treatment. J Rehab Med., 2008 Jul;40(7):582-88.
Cahn AM, Carayon P, Hill C, Flamant R. Acupuncture in gastroscopy. Lancet 1978;1(8057):182-3.
Jin HO, Zhou L, Lee KY, Chang TM, Chey WY. Inhibition of acid secretion by electrical acupuncture is mediated via J-endorphin and somatostatin. AM J Physiol 1996;271(34):G524-G530.
Li Y, Tougas G, Chiverton SG, Hunt RH. The effect of acupuncture on gastrointestinal function and disorders. AM J Gastroenterol 1992;87(10):1372-81
Patel M, Gutzwiller F, et al. A meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain. Int J Epidemiol 1989;18:900-6.
Ter Riet G, Kleijnen J, Knipschild P. Acupuncture and chronic pain: a criteria based meta-analysis. J Clin Epidemiol 1990;43:1191-9
Acupuncture has numerous potential fertility-boosting benefits according to New York Weill Cornell Physician-scientists. The synopsis of a Cornell study on acupuncture and fertility. Source: Cornell News Release, Publish date: April, 2003. www.news.cornell.edu/releases/April03/fertility.html
Researchers concluded that acupuncture can significantly reduce migraines. J Headache, 2008 Mar.
Diehl DL, Kaplan G, Coulter I, Glik D, Hurwitz EL. Use of acupuncture by American physicians. J Altn Compl Med 1997;3(2):119-26.
Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Ostearthritis of the Knee: a randomized, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec 21, 2004;141(12)901-910.