Both outpatient and inpatient participants in this pilot acupuncture program reported clinically significant improvements in symptoms after a single acupuncture treatment.

The survey data presented here also suggest that there may be immediate, acute benefits of a single acupuncture session on patient’s self-reported symptoms in cancer care settings. This is consistent with research published in emergency medicine suggesting that single session acupuncture may be comparable to pharmacotherapy for acute pain management.

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J Integr Complement Med. Epub ahead of print. 26 May 2023. doi:10.1089/jicm.2022.0709

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