Acupuncture in cancer care

Questions around treating people who have had a cancer diagnosis are among the most common reasons members contact the BAcC for support. Therefore, we are delighted ‘Acupuncture in cancer care: recommendations for safe practice‘ has been published in Supportive Care in Cancer.

Beverley De Valois

These are the first international, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed recommendations for safe acupuncture practice in integrative oncology. Concerns about safety remain a significant barrier to appropriate referral from oncology teams, to use by acupuncturists and to uptake by patients. Disseminating trustworthy, widely accessible guidance should facilitate informed, confident practice of acupuncture in and outside of oncology healthcare settings.”

This is a very important and authoritative resource. You can read it online here.

A special thank you to Beverley de Valois, Fellow of the BAcC,  Teresa Young and Catherine Zollman. Other authors also contributed to this landmark document, including BAcC Members Rachel Peckham, Felicity Moir and BAcC Research and Policy Manager Ian Appleyard. We thank entire the authorial team whose participation made these first international, multi-disciplinary recommendations possible.