10. October 2017 · Comments Off · Categories: Acupuncture, Cancer, Gastric Cancer

Patients with advanced gastric cancer experience a significant reduction in gastrointestinal symptoms induced by chemotherapy when treated with acupuncture, report Chinese clinicians. A cohort of 56 chemotherapy patients was randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group. Those in the experimental group received 30 minutes of acupuncture (at Zusanli ST-36, Shangjuxu ST-37, Tianshu ST-25, Sanyinjiao SP-6, and Neiguan P-6) daily for two weeks. Nausea duration, vomiting frequency, abdominal pain and diarrhoea were all significantly reduced, while quality-of-life scores were higher in the experimental group compared with controls.
The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-associated gastrointestinal symptoms in gastric cancer. Curr Oncol. 2017 Feb;24(1):e1-e5.