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Título: Effects of Acupuncture on Leucopenia, Neutropenia, NK, and B Cells in Cancer Patients: A Randomized Pilot Study
Autor: Pais, I.
Correia, N.
Pimentel, I.
Teles, M.
Neves, E.
Vasconcelos, J.
Guimarães, J.
Azevedo, N.
Moreira-Pinto, A.
Machado, J.
Efferth, T.
Greten, H.
Data: 2014
Editora: Hindawi Pub.
Citação: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:217397
Resumo: Chemotherapy is one of most significant therapeutic approaches to cancer. Immune system functional state is considered a major prognostic and predictive impact on the success of chemotherapy and it has an important role on patients' psychoemotional state and quality of life. In Chinese medicine, chemotherapy is understood as "toxic cold" that may induce a progressive hypofunctional state of immune system, thus compromising the fast recovery of immunity during chemotherapy. In this study, we performed a standardized acupuncture and moxibustion protocol to enhance immunity in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and to assess if the improvement of immunity status correlates with a better psychoemotional state and quality of life.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.16/1838
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/217397
ISSN: 1741-427X
1741-4288
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/217397
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