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Acupuncture and moxibustion may stimulate anti-cancer immunity, protect bone marrow cells and minimise drug side-effects in colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, according to a pilot study carried out in Portugal.

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American researchers have found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can produce significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in women experiencing joint pain related to treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs).

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Taking part in a 12-week qigong intervention has significant benefits for prostate cancer survivors, a US study has found.

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A systematic review from China suggests that acupuncture is promising as a palliative care treatment for cancer patients.

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A study from China has concluded that electro-acupuncture (EA) is an effective treatment for relieving pain caused by pancreatic cancer.

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American researchers have found that acupuncture produces clinically important and durable improvement in arthralgia in breast cancer patients receiving aromatase inhibitors (AIs).

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Apigenin, a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables, could be behind the anti-cancer effects of the Mediterranean diet, according to researchers from the USA. The compound, which is most abundant in chamomile tea, parsley and...

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A pilot study carried out in Hong Kong suggests that qigong could reduce cancer therapy side effects such as upper limb lymphoedema and poor circulation in survivors of breast cancer.

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Researchers from the US have found that qigong practice can reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. Ninety-six women with breast cancer were randomised to a qigong...

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A review of the evidence for the use of acupuncture for cancer pain has found that it is beneficial.

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