Effects of Electroacupuncture On Immune Function After Chemotherapy in 28 Cases

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JTCM March 2002 70/34
Ye Fang

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Effects of Electroacupuncture on Immune Function after Chemotherapy in 28 Cases

Ye Fang et al

28 patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, with ages ranging from 17 to 75, were treated with electro-acupuncture to assess the effects on T cells and the activity of NK cells. Electro-acupuncture using a G-6805 machine with disperse-dense wave was applied to bilateral Zusanli ST-36, Sanyinjiao SP-6, Zhongwan REN-12 and Neiguan P-6. The treatment was given for 30 minutes each day, 5 sessions constituting one course of treatment with an interval of 2 days between courses. After 4 courses, indices of T and NK cells were significantly improved to varying degrees, indicating that electro-acupuncture can play a role in resisting the damage to the immune system caused by chemotherapeutic agents.

JTCM March 2002

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