Cancer information / Diagnosis and treatment / Complementary therapies / Acupuncture

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Pinkowish MD. Acupressure and acupuncture for side effects of radiotherapy. (2009, September/October). CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. American Cancer Society. 59(5):277-80 (PMID: 19684301).

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Simcock R, et al. ARIX: a randomised trial of acupuncture vs oral care sessions in patients with chronic xerostomia following treatment of head and neck cancer. (2013, March). Annals of Oncology. Oxford University Press. 24(3): pp. 776-83.

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Zhuang L, et al. The preventive and therapeutic effect of acupuncture for radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review. (2012, July). Integrative Cancer Therapies. Sage Publications. 12(3):197-205 (PMID: 22791311).