School of Chinese Medicine
It is common for patients with cancers in Hong Kong seeking Chinese Medicine (CM) therapies as supportive care during cancer treatment and to manage treatment-related side effects. This article provides clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the use of CM for specific clinical indications caused by cancer and during cancer treatment, including pain, constipation, and insomnia, and aims to guide local licensed CM practitioners and provide beneficial reference for social medical decision makers and patients. In this manuscript, we summarize the clinical manifestation, CM pattern classification, and CM intervention including herbal treatment, acupuncture treatment, regulating, and nursing based on pattern differentiation.
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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Lam, W., Zhong, L., Liu, Y., Shi, N., Ng, B., Ziea, E., Bian, Z., & Lu, A. (2019). Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline for Cancer Palliative Care: Pain, Constipation, and Insomnia. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1038206