Police in Switzerland have arrested a music teacher and self-professed healer in Bern.
Xerostomia is a dry mouth symptom often suffered by patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. This symptom is a result of radiation treatment given to such patients, which damages their salivary glands. A new study suggests that patients suffering from xerostomia can perhaps find relief in the usage of acupuncture, a treatment originating from ancient China. According to researchers, up to 41 percent of around 500,000 who are diagnosed with head and neck cancer suffer from dry mouth, even after five years of treatment.
A new study suggests that breast cancer patients who suffer from fatigue may find relief in acupuncture, an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China. The treatment includes manipulation of thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points on the skin of the patient. According to a report in Mail Online, about 40 percent of breast cancer patients suffer from fatigue and this study is the first clinical trial using acupuncture to treat this particular symptom of the disease.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.