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Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

2019-11-14 17:39:47 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on chronic upper limb lymphedema in patients with breast cancer surgery

Study Design

Conditions

Breast Cancer Lymphedema

Intervention

acupuncture, sham acupuncture

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-14T17:39:47-0500

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