Group acupuncture to relieve radiation induced xerostomia: A feasibility study

  • Simcock R
  • Fallowfield L
  • Jenkins V
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Abstract

a distressing complication of radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer is xerostomia (chronic oral dryness). Xerostomia is difficult to treat conventionally but there are reports that acupuncture can help. We conducted a feasibility study to examine the acceptability of a standardised group acupuncture technique and adherence to group sessions, together with acceptability of the objective and subjective measurements of xerostomia.

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