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Medicines 2018, 5(1), 6;

Treatment of Sciatica Following Uterine Cancer with Acupuncture: A Case Report

School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, NSW 2137, Australia
Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
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Received: 5 December 2017 / Revised: 6 January 2018 / Accepted: 7 January 2018 / Published: 15 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Acupuncture – Basic Research and Clinical Application)
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For women, gynaecological or obstetrical disorders are second to disc prolapse as the most common cause of sciatica. As not many effective conventional treatments can be found for sciatica following uterine cancer, patients may seek assistance from complementary and alternative medicine. Here, we present a case of a woman with severe and chronic sciatica secondary to uterine cancer who experienced temporary relief from acupuncture. View Full-Text
Keywords: uterine cancer; sciatica; acupuncture uterine cancer; sciatica; acupuncture

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Xiao, H.; Zaslawski, C.; Vardy, J.; Oh, B. Treatment of Sciatica Following Uterine Cancer with Acupuncture: A Case Report. Medicines 2018, 5, 6.

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