Electroacupuncture may improve opioid-induced constipation in patients with cancer

Electroacupuncture increased weekly spontaneous bowel movements and improved quality of life in patients with cancer and opioid-induced constipation, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.“Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) affects 60% to 90% of patients with cancer-related opioid use,” Weiming Wang, MD, PhD, of the department of acupuncture and moxibustion at Guang’anmen Hospital in Beijing, and colleagues wrote. “Opioid-induced constipation can have a profound negative effect on the activities of daily living and overall quality of life of patients withRead More

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