Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2015
Publication / Source: Breast Cancer Management
Authors: Ting Bao
An increasing number of breast cancer survivors have been using acupuncture to reduce side effects associated with cancer treatment, such as joint/muscle discomfort, hot flashes, lymphedema, fatigue, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, anxiety and depression. Rigorous clinical research has begun to investigate the safety, efficacy of acupuncture in treating such conditions. Acupuncture has been shown to be a safe procedure with minimal side effects. Most studies showed that acupuncture is significantly better than no acupuncture in relieving such symptoms.