pubbed.bstract He C, Gong K, Cu DZ, et al.: Effects of microwave acupuncture on the immunological function of cancer patients. A review in 2011 stated that there is some evidence that acupuncture may help to relieve breathlessness due to advanced cancer or its treatment. In: Styx G, Pomeranz B: Acupuncture: Textbook and Atlas. You can read the review into breathlessness and cancer on the CAM-Cancer website. Serotonin is a pain reliever and can promote a feeling of well-being. A small trial looked at acupuncture and moxibustion for lymph oedema . J Cain Oncol 34 15: 1795-802, 2016. pubbed Abstract Zijlstra DJ, van den Berg-de Lange I, Huygens DJ, et al.: Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture. Investigations into the effects of acupuncture on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, many of which were randomized and well-controlled, produced the most convincing findings. pubbed Abstract de Galois BA, Young OE, Mel some E: Assessing the feasibility of using acupuncture and moxibustion to improve quality of life for cancer survivors with upper body lymph oedema. Many doctors are trained in Western medical acupuncture.
What are the risks associated with this therapy? Chronic conditions usually require a longer treatment period. Several insurance companies now cover acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy oriental medicine for people with cancer, especially if it is offered by your cancer canter.