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Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Patients  

Can acupuncture help women with breast cancer?

Acupuncture has been shown to help minimize many of the side effects (e.g., nausea and vomiting, pain, anxiety, and hot flashes) associated with conventional treatment of breast cancer. After long study of acupuncture, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) concluded in 1997 that acupuncture treatment provides substantial relief from the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Many insurance companies cover the costs of acupuncture treatments for chemotherapy patients.


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