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Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Cancer Pain Management.

08:00 EDT 15th June 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Cancer Pain Management."

This article summarizes the current evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for pain management in cancer patients. It includes a description of how acupuncture is thought to work and what the intervention entails, data on acupuncture for managing pain caused by cancer or by cancer treatment (radiation, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy), how acupuncture is practiced in the US medical system, discussion of safety issues, and practical tips on how to integrate acupuncture into cancer care.

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Name: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)
ISSN: 0890-9091
Pages: 310-6

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Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.

Treatment of pain, drug addictions, or other ailments by stimulating the various points on the external ear (EAR AURICLES). It is based on the ancient Chinese practices of EAR ACUPUNCTURE, but sometimes magnets and other modes of stimulation are used.

Voluntarily-formed groups of healthcare professionals who join for common management services and other benefits such as collective bargaining agreements with reimbursement agents. The physical assets of a practice are controlled by the MSO which also provides billing, collections, and similar services. The practitioner retains control of patient records and management of patient care.

A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.

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