Title

Acupuncture for treatment of arthralgia secondary to aromatase inhibitor therapy in women with early breast cancer: Pilot study

RIS ID

129248

Publication Details

Oh, B., Kimble, B., Costa, D., Davis, E. L., McLean, A., Orme, K. & Beith, J. (2013). Acupuncture for treatment of arthralgia secondary to aromatase inhibitor therapy in women with early breast cancer: Pilot study. Acupuncture in Medicine, 31 (3), 264-271.

Abstract

Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are recommended as adjuvant hormone treatment for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer. A substantial proportion of women taking AIs experience joint pain and stiffness. Studies have suggested that acupuncture may be effective in treating joint pain. Objective A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of using acupuncture to treat AI-induced arthralgia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/acupmed-2012-010309