Symptom management with massage and acupuncture in postoperative cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Mehling2007SymptomMW,
  title={Symptom management with massage and acupuncture in postoperative cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Wolf E Mehling and Bradly Jacobs and Michael Acree and Leslie Wilson and Alan Bostrom and Jeremy West and Joseph Acquah and Beverly Burns and Jnani Chapman and Frederick M. Hecht},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={258-66}
}
The level of evidence for the use of acupuncture and massage for the management of perioperative symptoms in cancer patients is encouraging but inconclusive. We conducted a randomized, controlled trial assessing the effect of massage and acupuncture added to usual care vs. usual care alone in postoperative cancer patients. Cancer patients undergoing surgery were randomly assigned to receive either massage and acupuncture on postoperative Days 1 and 2 in addition to usual care, or usual care… CONTINUE READING
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