Peripheral neuropathy can be a right pain.
Updated: Jun 18
ACUFOCIN: Randomised clinical trial of ACUpuncture plus standard care versus standard care alone FOr Chemotherapy Induced peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
CIPN is a dose limiting toxicity, which poses a major clinical challenge. Literature would suggest that acupuncture offers promise in managing neuropathy.
This study explores the use of acupuncture with standard care (Acu +SC) against SC alone, to reduce symptoms of CIPN.
This study came to a similar conclusion numerous clinical results have: "In this patient cohort, a 10 week course of acupuncture significantly improved symptoms of CIPN. These results support further investigation within a phase III trial".
The detail of this study can be read HERE.
There is also further supportive research
in this article : Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial, the full detail of which can be read from THIS LINK
March 11, 2020
Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Procedure on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms.
A Randomized Clinical Trial
" We found therapeutic benefit of real acupuncture for neuropathic pain that is consistent with previous pilot acupuncture CIPN trials. The full detail can be read from THIS LINK.