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April 23, 2020

Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain

Author Affiliations
  • 1Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, The Fourth Clinical Medical College, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen, China
  • 2The Affiliated Brain Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou Huiai Hospital, Guangzhou, China
JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(6):939-940. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.0622

To the Editor We read the article by He et al1 with great interest. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 studies with 1111 participants, the authors examined the association of acupuncture and acupressure with reduction in cancer pain and found that the treatments were significantly associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics. We have some concerns as follows.

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