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April 26, 2009

Acupuncture Eases Radiation-induced Dry Mouth In Cancer Patients

Xerostomia is a condition that develops after the salivary glands are exposed to repeated doses of therapeutic radiation.
A study recently published in the Head and Neck Journal studied patients with xerostomia who had completed radiation therapy.

The twice weekly acupuncture treatments produced highly statistically significant improvements in symptoms.

More information can be found in a Science Daily news article. The original Head and Neck journal publication could not be found online.

News: Science Daily April 25, 2009

Posted by mpence at April 26, 2009 06:33 PM