A new research has revealed that acupuncture and acupressure can help ease the pain of some people with cancer.
Acupuncture and acupressure are effective ways of relieving pain associated with cancer.
This new research looked at randomized clinical trials comparing acupuncture and acupressure with a “sham control,” analgesic therapy, or other “usual” methods for managing cancer.
Moreover, the researchers reported that analysis showed acupuncture “significantly associated” with reduced pain and decreased use of analgesics (pain relievers).
Although the evidence level was moderate.
The researchers recommend more rigorous trials be done to identify the effects on specific types of cancer.
“If it becomes a more standard method of pain management, patients will be less likely to need opioids.
Acupuncture, however, boost immunity and physiologically do the same work as opioids.
There are potential immune-boosting properties of acupuncture, which could potentially assist the conventional medicine
It deals with the effects on the entire human body.
Acupuncture ideal for treating patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
It helps with conditions such as nausea, dry mouth, pain post-surgery, anxiety and help with immune regulation.
Furthermore, the study also points out any adverse effects of acutherapy on people with cancer were “minor” and didn’t require medical evaluation or intervention.
The study involved a systemic review that included 17 random control trials involving 1,111 people with cancer.
It also included meta-analysis that included 14 random control trials involving 920 people with cancer.
The research acknowledged its own limitations, including substantial diversity in its subjects.
It also stated that more research is necessary.