Acupuncture Helps Lymphoedema

According to a September 2011 article in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing, a study from the UK suggests that acupuncture can help improve the quality of life for cancer survivors with lymphoedema. The study recruited 35 cancer survivors with lymphoedema, and participants received seven acupuncture treatments and six optional further treatments. In addition to the improved quality of life scores, improvements in pain and vitality were significant to four weeks after treatment.