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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2018 Nov 12;38(11):1249-54. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.2018.11.031.

[Review and prospect of clinical application of ear-acupuncture treating post-operative syndromes of breast cancer].

[Article in Chinese]

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Departmeng of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China.


To analyze the application of ear-acupuncture for post-operative syndromes of breast cancer so as to provide method and evidence for the syndromes. The related clinical literature was retrieved from CNKI, WANFANG and VIP databases from the database establishment time to August 30, 2017. We found ear-acupuncture are mainly used in treating nausea and vomiting caused by radiation and chemotherapy (shenmen (TF4), jiaogan (AH6a), wei (CO4), pi (CO13), etc), insomnia in the rehabilitation period (xin (CO15), pizhixia (AT4), shenmen (TF4), etc), depression and anxiety (pizhixia (AT4), shenmen (TF4), pi (CO13), wei (CO4), xin (CO15), gan (CO12), etc), and joint pain (pain point), etc.


anxiety-depression; breast cancer; ear-acupuncture; joint pain; nausea and vomiting; review; sleep disorders

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