Acupuncture treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy--a case series.

  title={Acupuncture treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy--a case series.},
  author={Raimond K. W. Wong and Stephen Sagar},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  volume={24 2},
Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) occurs in 10 to 20% of cancer patients treated with neurotoxic chemotherapy. A mixture of sensory, sensorimotor and autonomic nervous system dysfunction can occur, resulting in deterioration in function and worsened quality of life. A major feature is discomfort and pain. Early termination of treatment and dose reduction of chemotherapy may be necessary. The clinical course is variable and depends on the chemotherapy agents and their cumulative… CONTINUE READING
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