Acupuncture in chemotherapy-induced dysgeusia (AcuDysg): study protocol of a randomised controlled trial.
Journal Paper/Review - Mar 10, 2023
Huber Christine, Zhang Linxin, Schlaeppi Marc, Müller Twyla, Roll Stephanie, Voiss Petra, Barth Jürgen, Driessen Christoph, Witt Claudia M
Dysgeusia is a common side effect of chemotherapy in patients with cancer, but to date, there is no effective treatment. Many patients with cancer request complementary medicine treatment in addition to their cancer treatments, and acupuncture is highly accepted for patients with cancer; however, evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture for dysgeusia is scarce.The study investigates the effectiveness of an additional dysgeusia-specific acupuncture plus self-acupressure intervention compared with supportive acupuncture plus self-acupressure intervention alone for chemotherapy-induced dysgeusia in patients with cancer.