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Asadpour, R.* ; Meng, Z.* ; Kessel, K.A. ; Combs, S.E.

Use of acupuncture to alleviate side effects in radiation oncology: Current evidence and future directions.

Adv. Rad. Onco. 1, 344-350 (2016)
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Several reports have shown that acupuncture is an effective method of complementary medicine; however, only a few of these reports have focused on oncological patients treated with radiation therapy. Most of these studies discuss a benefit of acupuncture for side-effect reduction; however, not all could demonstrate significant improvements. Thus, innovative trial designs are necessary to confirm that acupuncture can alleviate side effects related to radiation therapy. In the present manuscript, we perform a broad review and discuss pitfalls and limitations of acupuncture in parallel with standard radiation therapy, which lead the way to novel treatment concepts.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
ISSN (print) / ISBN 2452-1094
Quellenangaben Band: 1, Heft: 4, Seiten: 344-350 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Elsevier
Verlagsort Amsterdam
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed