Acupuncture for Xerostomia
for Xerostomia: Clinical Update - Cancer, 2002 Feb 15:1151-6
Acupuncture Relieves Radiation-Induced Xerostomia in Head and Neck
Medical News - May 1, 2009
Dry mouth (xerostomia) is inevitable in patients treated for head and
cancers with radiation.
Using the Xerostomia Questionnaire, 70% of patients in one study showed
significant improvement in salivation with acupucunture. In
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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