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Acupuncture for the treatment of sweating associated with malignancy
  1. Claudia Hallam, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine1,
  2. Christopher Whale, Clinical Research Fellow2
  1. 1
    St Giles Hospice, Lichfield, UK
  2. 2
    Nottingham City Hospital, UK
  1. claudiahallam{at}


Acupuncture was used to treat a 60–year old woman with unexplained sweating associated with inoperable lung cancer that prevented her from sharing a bed with her husband. Other measures failed to improve her sweating, but she responded well to a course of acupuncture allowing her to continue sharing the marital bed.

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