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The need for better pain management for cancer survivors is urgent.
Acupuncture was associated with a steeper and more sustained reduction in chronic pain for cancer survivors than pain medications.
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is the most common and onerous side effect of neurotoxic chemotherapy.
Acupuncture has been shown to relieve cancer-related insomnia.
Liem Quang Le, DAOM, is an acupuncturist in the Integrative Medicine Department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
Yoga, meditation, acupuncture and more can be safely used to relieve side effects of standard treatment.
For women taking hormone therapy for breast cancer, acupuncture can help manage pain and stiffness.
Both approaches can offer non-pharmaceutical alternatives to sleep medications.
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