Acupuncture can help patients experiencing neuropathy from chemo treatments, according to a recent BBC news article. “Acupuncture can help cancer patients who suffer with neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy.
“A trial at Manchester’s The Christie found 68% of patients getting the treatment, which sees needles inserted into the skin, reported that symptoms of the nerve condition had lessened.
“One patient with the condition said he could “walk now without any trouble”.
“Professor Andrew Wardley said it was hoped the findings would “lead to a new standard of care”.
“The three-year study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the Manchester hospital’s charity, involved 120 patients, half of whom were offered weekly hour-long acupuncture sessions over a 10-week period”. Read the full story here
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