Acupuncture Relieves Dry Mouth Caused by Radiotherapy

In this study published in the Annals of Oncolgy in October 2012, the UK researchers recruited 145 people who were suffering from dry mouth as a result of radiotherapy treatment. Half were given acupuncture and the other half had general oral care advice. After 8 weeks they switched places. After the acupuncture the participants were twice as likely to say their symptoms had improved, including difficulties in talking, eating and sleeping.