Palliative.herapies.lso consist of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and radiation therapy and/or palliative surgery. In some situations the practitioner leaves a special type of very small needle in the skin to give ongoing symptom relief. pubbed Abstract Li KS, Ca SA, Xi GM, et al.: Combined traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. The practitioner puts needles or small beads called acupressure beads onto the outer part of the ear. Qi is said to affect a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical condition . pubbed Abstract alibi D, Rubin C, Leandri BP, et al.: Analgesic effects of auricular acupuncture for cancer pain. Studies of the effect of acupuncture on ileum caused by cancer surgery After cancer surgery, some patients develop ileum, the failure of gastrointestinal AI muscles to move food through the AI tract. But the difference between the groups could have happened by chance and was not statistically significant . Relatively few complications have been reported to the U.S. J trait Chin Meg 6 1: 23-6, 1986. pubbed Abstract Johnstone PA, Bloom T, Niemtzow AC, et al.: A prospective, randomized pilot trial of acupuncture of the kidney-bladder distinct meridian for lower urinary tract symptoms. A number of randomized controlled trials have reported on the effect of acupuncture in alleviating other cancer treatment-associated side effects, with many showings promising evidence supporting the use of acupuncture. A clinical trial is a study to answer a scientific question, such as whether one treatment is better than another.
Other.ata.ndicate that a higher baseline expectancy of response predicts treatment response with sham-EA but not EA, suggesting there are divergent mechanisms and that patients who have a low expectancy may do better with EA than sham-EA 94 . Your acupuncturist will be in regular communication with other members of your care team to evaluate your progress as you receive treatments. pubbed Abstract Dundee J, Ghaly G, Fitzpatrick KT, et al.: Acupuncture prophylaxis of cancer chemotherapy-induced sickness. pubbed Abstract Johnstone PA, Bloom T, Niemtzow AC, et al.: A prospective, randomized pilot trial of acupuncture of the kidney-bladder distinct meridian for lower urinary tract symptoms. Whether this could, in turn, have a role in treating cancer is still speculation at this point in time. General information about clinical trials is available from the MCI website .