Acupuncture eases side effect of radiation
People treated with radiation for head or neck cancer generally get a dry mouth that can be relieved by acupuncture.
The above study demonstrates that acupuncture can improve the subjective symptoms of dry mouth in patients with radiation-induced xerostomia as early as two weeks after starting treatment, and the benefits can remain at least one month after treatment ends.Though the results are promising, further research is needed to confirm these observations.
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