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February 07, 2010

Breast Cancer Treatment Aided by Acupuncture

Women with breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors may experience joint symptoms that can lead to discontinuation of effective therapy.

Women treated with acupuncture had significant improvement of joint pain and stiffness, which was not seen with sham acupuncture. Acupuncture is an effective and well-tolerated strategy for managing this common treatment-related side effect.

Abstract: Journal of Oncology January 25, 2010

Posted by mpence at February 7, 2010 02:21 PM