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Acupuncture helps with chemo-induced neuropathy

Published On: Monday, September 13, 2021
Category: Integrative Cancer Care

The use of acupuncture in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is safe and effective, according to Chinese researchers.

Nineteen RCTs covering 1174 patients were included in their systematic review. The results of their meta-analysis showed that acupuncture significantly increased the effective treatment rate in CIPN, compared with either medical treatment or sham acupuncture. Acupuncture was also shown to have a good effect on the recovery of nerve conduction velocity, and on pain reduction. The most used acupoints for CIPN were Hegu L.I.-4, Quchi LI-11, Zusanli ST-36, Bafeng M-LE-8, and Baxie M-UE-22. Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture against Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2020 Nov 9;2020:8875433

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