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Oncology Nurses, Fatigue, and Acupuncture
The journal Oncology Nurse Advisor is a resource dedicated to evidence-based guidance for oncology nurses. Last week they published a nice review of the use of acupuncture for cancer related fatigue. Fatigue is a major side effect of many cancer related treatments. This article by Bette Kaplan is really well referenced from sources including: the Journal Cancer, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and BMC Complement Alternative Medicine Journal.
"Fatigue was reduced by 66% among the study participants in the treatment group"
Rather than flat out reporting numbers the author puts this 66% number in context. In this case the treatment included acupuncture and patient education. At Healing Village Collective we believe patient education is essential to all health issues.
It is great to see this information getting to oncology nurses.