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Acupressure and Acupuncture can reduce cancer pain

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

25th Dec, 2019. 11:22 am
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Acupuncture and acupressure are the techniques used to treat pain and numerous health issues.

Surprisingly, a recent study has found that acupressure and acupuncture can be used to treat pains that occur from cancer.

Acupuncture and acupressure can treat the pains a cancer patient faces.

Cancer patients suffer severe and pain that is hardly bearable. Specialists recommend medicines for treatment.

However, the study has indicated that techniques such as acupressure and acupuncture can lessen that pain to an extent.

This research has been conducted collectively by American, Australian and Chinese scientists.

The review of the research was published in a Journal of The American Medical Association Network-JAMA network in short.

All the research journals of the JAMA network are considered authentic and reliable. JAMA oncology is also among them.

Yihan He, PhD., from the second affiliated hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and other colleagues, has studied a comparison between acupressure & acupuncture with sham control, analgesic therapy used for cancer pain.

The research involved 31 medical studies. Over 2000 people were observed in those studies.

People included patients who prefer acupressure & acupuncture, as well as those who do not prefer.

It was found in the results that those who undergo acupressure and acupuncture face fewer side effects of cancer medicines.

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It has become evident that these methods are helpful to cure pain caused in cancer and are even reliable in cases where allopathic medicines are less effective.

The authors in the research have written, “This finding suggests that more rigorous trials are needed to identify the association of acupuncture and acupressure with specific types of cancer pain and to integrate such evidence into clinical care to reduce opioid use.”



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