Dr. Ferris is not sure that he would make a general recommendation for patients with treatment-related toxicity to undergo acupuncture. One of his concerns is the expertise of the practitioner delivering acupuncture. Perhaps acupuncture is like medicine, where a specialist would be preferable to a generalist, and it would be better to see someone who treats a lot of head and neck cancer patients with acupuncture, he said.
Explore This IssueSeptember 2008
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