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An American pilot study suggests that acupuncture may have a protective effect on white blood cell (WBC) populations in women undergoing chemotherapy for gynaecological malignancies.
A Norwegian study has investigated the efficacy of acupuncture in women with breast cancer suffering from hot flushes as a result of anti-oestrogen medication (Tamoxifen).
The role of auricular acupuncture (AA) in men receiving luteinising-hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) analogues for cancer of the prostate has been investigated by a research group in the UK.
Both electroacupuncture (EA) and traditional acupuncture (TA) can reduce the impact of hot flushes on men who have had castrational treatment for prostate cancer.
A Brazilian case series suggests that acupuncture can help in the rehabilitation of women following breast cancer surgery.
Swedish researchers have compared the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) and hormone therapy (HT) on vasomotor symptoms in women with a history of breast cancer.
A randomised controlled pilot study has assessed the effects of acupuncture and acupressure in managing cancer-related fatigue.
A small study carried out in South Korea has investigated the effects of acupuncture on objective and subjective assessment of symptom changes in patients with head and neck cancer who have with radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth due to lack of saliva).
A pilot study suggests that ginseng can relieve fatigue and boost energy levels in people with cancer.
A small qualitative study carried out in the UK has found that a standardised auricular acupuncture protocol delivered in small group clinics is beneficial for women suffering from hot flushes caused by hormone treatment for breast cancer.