Acupuncture and xerostomia

Simcock, R. and Jenkins, V.A. (2010) Acupuncture and xerostomia. Acupuncture Medicine, 28 (4). pp. 167-168. ISSN 0964-5284

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The life of head and neck cancer survivors may be improved by reducing xerostomia (dry mouth). The failure of conventional medicinde to provide durable relief has led toa revival of complementary approaches. This paper is a commentary on a systematic review by O'Sullivan and Higginson into current evidence on whether acupuncture is a safe and useful form of treatment for irradiation-induced zerostomia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: NLM Unique ID: 9304117 PubMed ID: 21148075
Keywords: xerostomia acupuncture dry mouth
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM0182 Other therapeutic procedures Including acupuncture, pneumatic aspiration, spinal puncture, pericardial puncture
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 13:04
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
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