Acupuncture can help ease joint pain for cancer patients


NEW YORK, NY (NBC News) Acupuncture may be helpful for women going through painful cancer treatment.

Medications called aromatase inhibitors can be used to treat breast cancer in its early stages. But the drugs can cause troublesome joint pain. It can be so bad that some women stop taking them.

A new study from New York-Presbyterian finds acupuncture may help relieve joint pain.

The research included 226 post-menopausal women.

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