A large-scale clinical trial, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has shown that acupuncture can reduce fatigue in former breast cancer patients.

Professor Alex Molassiotis, from the University of Manchester, who led the trial said: “Fatigue is a blight on the lives of thousands of former cancer patients and this trial proves acupuncture can help them. We were delighted to see so many patients getting substantial benefit from this treatment, particularly as they currently have limited options available.

“We now need to carry out further work to understand the costs and benefits of delivering acupuncture before it can be made available on the NHS.”

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