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Study: Acupuncture helps alleviate fatigue in cancer patients

Friday, November 02, 2012

 

Combining acupuncture with standard treatment can help alleviate some of the crippling fatigue that often affects cancer patients.

A new British study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that acupuncture was especially effective for breast cancer patients.

Over a six-week treatment cycle for 300 subjects, the group given acupuncture treatment fared better on every measure of fatigue the research team assessed.

The study's authors say it gives patients and doctors another treatment option.

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