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Acupuncture Effective for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy


Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common and debilitating long-term adverse effects of chemotherapy. The symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and loss of function significantly worsens a cancer survivor’s quality of life. A newly published randomized clinical trial performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found therapeutic benefits in acupuncture for neuropathic symptoms.


Article: Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Procedure on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

Reference:

Bao T, Patil S, Chen C, et al. Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Procedure on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(3):e200681. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0681

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