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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.


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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