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April 23, 2020

Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain

Author Affiliations
  • 1Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China
  • 2Department of Oncology, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China
JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(6):938-939. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0619

To the Editor With great interest, we read the systematic review and meta-analysis by He et al.1 The authors estimated the association of acupuncture and acupressure with improved cancer pain by meta-analysis. They stated that acupuncture and/or acupressure was significantly associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics. We have read this article carefully, and the authors are to be praised for their research design. They developed a detailed retrieval strategy and defined inclusion and exclusion criteria to enable comprehensive studies to be included in this meta-analysis. Nevertheless, there are still some issues that need to be further explored.

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