Acupuncture for joint symptoms related to aromatase inhibitor therapy in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer: a narrative review.

@article{Halsey2015AcupunctureFJ,
  title={Acupuncture for joint symptoms related to aromatase inhibitor therapy in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer: a narrative review.},
  author={Elizabeth J Halsey and Mei Xing and Rachel C Stockley},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={188-95}
}
BACKGROUND Aromatase inhibitor-induced musculoskeletal syndrome (AIMSS) leads to discontinuation of aromatase inhibitor therapy in a significant proportion of patients with breast cancer. Acupuncture is popular among cancer patients and has previously been shown to improve symptoms in a range of musculoskeletal complaints. AIM To determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for the management of AIMSS in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer. METHODS A literature… CONTINUE READING