Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusions. Acupuncture plus drug therapy is more effective than conventional drug therapy alone for cancer-related pain. Hu, C., Zhang, H., Wu, W., Yu, W., Li, Y., Bai, J., Luo, B., & Li, S. (2016). Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2016, 1720239. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/1720239
Published on Feb 10, 2016
Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain
Findings In this systematic review of 17 randomized clinical trials and meta-analysis of 14 trials in the current English-language and Chinese-language literature, a significant association was found between real (compared with sham) acupuncture and reduced pain, and acupuncture combined with analgesic therapy was associated with decreased analgesic use. However, heterogeneity lowered the level of certainty of the evidence. He, Y., Guo, X., May, B. H., Zhang, A. L., Liu, Y., Lu, C., Mao, J. J., Xue, C. C., & Zhang, H. (2020). Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA oncology, 6(2), 271–278.
Published on Feb 6, 2020