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The clinical use of acupuncture in oncology: symptom control
  1. Steven Aung, Clinical Assistant Professor
  1. Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Medical Clinic: 9904 - 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 1C4

    Summary

    Medical acupuncture is extremely useful in controlling the pain experienced by many cancer patients. It is a complementary and conservative therapy that traditionally helps to balance the flow of vital energy, which in turn helps to relieve total pain. Total oncological pain includes disease and therapy-related pain, related discomfort, anxiety and depression, and lack of energy. A number of acupoints are functionally effective in relieving these symptoms, particularly when stimulated by way of the reinforcement breathing and needling technique.

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