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Does acupuncture help with breast cancer treatment side effects?

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A small study shows that acupuncture may help ease hot flashes caused by some breast cancer treatments. Yoga, massage, and meditation have also been shown to lessen these hot flashes. Other benefits of acupuncture may include less vomiting, pain, and fatigue.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer: Complementary and Alternative Medicine" and "Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Breastcancer.org: "Types of Complementary Techniques."

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM): "Understanding CAM."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "The Uses of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States;" "Energy Medicine: An Overview;" "Biologically Based Practices: An Overview;" "Mind-Body Medicine: An Overview;" "Manipulative and Body-Based Practices: An Overview;" and "Whole Medical Systems: An Overview."

ScienceDaily.com: "Acupuncture Relives Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients Taking Tamoxifen."

Cohen, K. Ballantine Books, 1997. The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing,

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer: Complementary and Alternative Medicine" and "Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Breastcancer.org: "Types of Complementary Techniques."

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM): "Understanding CAM."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "The Uses of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States;" "Energy Medicine: An Overview;" "Biologically Based Practices: An Overview;" "Mind-Body Medicine: An Overview;" "Manipulative and Body-Based Practices: An Overview;" and "Whole Medical Systems: An Overview."

ScienceDaily.com: "Acupuncture Relives Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients Taking Tamoxifen."

Cohen, K. Ballantine Books, 1997. The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing,

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

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