Acupuncture for Xerostomia




Acupuncture for Xerostomia: Clinical Update - Cancer, 2002 Feb 15:1151-6

Acupuncture Relieves Radiation-Induced Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer
Medscape Medical News - May 1, 2009    



       Dry mouth (xerostomia) is inevitable in patients treated for head and neck
       cancers with radiation.

       Using the Xerostomia Questionnaire, 70% of patients in one study showed
       significant improvement in salivation with acupucunture.  In addition, the
       duration of improvement lasted several months and was maintained with
       monthly followup treatments. This was further supported by additional
       studies, as reported recently by medscape.



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