Women's Health

How Acupuncture Can Ease Breast Cancer Pain

Opening up more medication options

In the meantime, Dr. Hershman and her research team’s findings suggest that “healthcare practitioners may want to discuss the possibility of acupuncture with patients experiencing treatment-related joint pain and stiffness because it has the potential to improve their quality of life,” said Dr. Hershman. “We know from taking care of patients that it’s heartbreaking to see them struggle about taking a medication they know can prevent their cancer from coming back but experiencing painful symptoms that make them question whether or not they want to stay on it. To be able to give someone an option that may be able to keep them on their medication is very meaningful,” she added.