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We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.
We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.
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(2018) A systematic review of the effects of acupuncture on xerostomia and hyposalivation
'Conclusions. Insufficient evidence is available to conclude whether acupuncture is an evidence-
Zainab Assy and Henk S. Brand (2018) A systematic review of the effects of acupuncture on xerostomia and hyposalivation BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:57 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-
This information is extracted from an original paper and a commentary, Both from Acupuncture in Medicine Dec 2010 Volume 28 Issue 4 pages 167-
Firstly we need to remember that xerostomia as a result of radiotherapy may improve through recovery of minor salivary glands within the first year following its application.
Dry mouth is a very common complaint affecting 10-
A persons subjective perception of a dry mouth does not necessarily correlate with objective measurements of salivary gland dysfunction.
1. Original paper. A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of irradiation -
Subjective benefit was reported in two studies.
Cho JH, Chung WK, Kang W, et al. Manual acupuncture improved quality of life in cancer patients with radiation-
Pfister DG, Cassileth BR, Deng GE, et al. Acupuncture for pain and dysfunction after neck dissection: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol 2010;28:2565-
Small (n=24) controlled trial, patients were treated before and during radiotherapy, twice weekly ,16-
Acupuncture can be a useful approach in preventative therapy in the management of patients with head and neck cancer undergoing RT. We do not know what the long term results are.
(29 points were stimulated de qi obtained and needles left in for 20 mins, XI 3,4,5,6,7, VII 2, II 19, VI 21, distal X 4, X 11, VIII 3, XI 36, IV 3, IV 5, GV 20 plus auricular points aswell)
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