Acupuncture alleviates neuropathic symptoms due to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in breast cancer survivors. A randomized-controlled trial was conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Massachusetts). The results demonstrate that an 8-week intensive acupuncture protocol (18 sessions) greatly reduces pain intensity levels, pain interference, and average pain levels.  The results also show significant improvements in CIPN-specific and general quality of life scores, functional assessment of cancer therapy neurotoxicity subscales, and brief pain inventory short-form scores. In addition, stage I–III breast cancer patients with persistent CIPN after chemotherapy had better neurotoxicity questionnaire sensory scores (PNQ) over waitlist control patients. Moreover, low intensity acupuncture treatment regimens contributed to clinically significant reductions in sensory CIPN symptoms.
By: firstname.lastname@example.org (HealthCMi CEUs Online)
Title: Acupuncture Chemotherapy Neuropathy Relief
Sourced From: www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/2067-acupuncture-chemotherapy-neuropathy-relief
Published Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:22:02 -0800