Acupuncture for Symptoms of Nerve Damage


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Active Comparator: Usual Care Group

Twelve weeks of usual care.

Other: Usual Care Group

Patients go to clinic three times during the study, at Baseline, Week 8, and Week 12 to undergo QST and CPM tests. Patients will complete all questionnaires (CIPN severity by 0-10 11-point numeric rating scale, FACT/GOG-Ntx-11, NPS) and their pain medication use at these time points. Week 4 questionnaires can be completed over the phone. As an incentive for patients to join the study – and for those randomized to control to stay in the study – controls will be offered 8 weeks of Acu (real) treatment once they have completed Week 12 assessments.

Behavioral: questionnaires

FACT/GOG-Ntx, Neuropathic Pain Scale (NPS),Treatment Expectancy Scale (TES), Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST), Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI)