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Typical cancer drugs are chemotherapic agents (cytostatics), which intend to destroy the malignant cells. Cytostatic agents inhibit cell division and thus cause cell death. Cancer medications can be given to reduce or destroy an existing tumor and to counteract a malignant tumor. Cytostatic agents affect all cells, even the healthy tissue is being hit. However, cancer cells often divide much faster than normal cells, making cancer cells particularly susceptible to cytostatics. In healt...

The PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board in the USA publices valuable information for cancer patients and health professionals on the use of acupuncture. It has last been updated October 31, 2019, and is highly recommended by us.   Direct link to the a) patient version: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/acupuncture-pdq ...