Oncology Central

Applications of acupuncture in breast cancer survivors

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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.

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