Acupuncture

The World Health Organization supports the use of acupuncture in reducing symptoms, such as depression, facial pain, headache, peripheral neuropathy, lower back pain, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, postoperative pain, shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, hot flashes and side effects caused by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.

Clinical trials showed that acupuncture is effective in alleviating pain, depression, fatigue, constipation and nausea. The use of acupuncture is supported by scientific evidence to manage hot flushes related to cancer treatment, and several randomized clinical trials show that acupuncture can help smokers quit the habit (MSKCC 2015).

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