• mark

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.


#cancer care #acupuncture # living with and beyond cancer #oncology



0449 261 123

©2020 by Mark Bayley Chinese Medicine. Proudly created with Wix.com