Acupuncture shows promise in neck and mind patients with xerostomia By Sarah Man.

Val Jenkins and colleagues randomly assigned 145 patients with chronic radiation-induced xerostomia treated at one of seven clinics in the UK to oral care followed by acupuncture , or to acupuncture accompanied by oral treatment . Related StoriesSpecific gut bacteria can improve malignancy immunotherapy, display studiesMD Anderson research reveals why chemotherapy medications not effective for most pancreatic tumor patientsNew RNA test of blood platelets may be used to detect location of cancerThe two 1-hour oral care periods covered details on the etiology of xerostomia and its effects on everyday living, and dietary and symptomatic relief advice, and received one month apart.Related StoriesACR releases 2015 Guideline for Treatment of Rheumatoid ArthritisYoga increases physical, mental wellbeing of individuals living with common types of arthritisNovel modular partial wrist implant may provide relief for individuals with painful wrist arthritis Approximately one third of patients with arthritis rheumatoid receive biologic monotherapy and this may be the first head-to-head trial evaluating an IL-6 inhibitor to an anti-TNF, two therapies with different modes of action, stated Professor Cem Gabay from University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland.