Breast Cancer Surgery Acupuncture Findings

Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers investigated the effects of acupuncture on BCRL patients in a randomized controlled clinical trial. The study finds that acupuncture effectively reduces upper arm circumference, improves shoulder range of motion, and patients self-reported overall quality of life improvements.

 By Giovanni Dall'Orto. (Own work) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

By Giovanni Dall'Orto. (Own work) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons