Women's Health

How Acupuncture Can Ease Breast Cancer Pain

Monitoring pain in other ways

Evidence suggests that acupuncture may be effective in reducing pain from a wide range of sources, although how exactly remains unknown. One theory is that inflammation may play a role. “We did collect blood from our patients at various points throughout the study and we hope that we’ll be able to look at inflammatory markers between the groups and see if there are differences that point to a potential mechanism,” said Dr. Hershman.