Electroacupuncture shows promise in osteosarcoma

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A US group have published a paper on an evaluation of six different acupuncture treatment regimens for osteosarcoma tumor growth in an animal model.  Results showed that certain points and regimens had positive effects on tumor growth and metastasis but that others had a negative effect. Electro acupuncture applied twice weekly to ST-36 gave the most positive results.

Smeester BA et al. The effect of electroacupuncture on osteosarcoma tumor growth and metastasis: analysis of different treatment regimens. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Oct 2013.

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