Acupuncture and Low Dose Gabapentin Effectively Treat Paclitaxel Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Prevent Chemotherapy Dose ReductionBhatnagar B, Pelser C, Gilmore S, Tait Nand and Bao T*
The University of Maryland School of Medicine Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ting Bao
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 15, 2013; Accepted date: July 01, 2013; Published date: July 04, 2013
Citation: Bhatnagar B, Pelser C, Gilmore S, Nand T, Bao T (2013) Acupuncture and Low Dose Gabapentin Effectively Treat Paclitaxel Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Prevent Chemotherapy Dose Reduction. Altern Integr Med 2:126. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000126
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Peripheral neuropathy is a frequent and well-recognized debilitating complication of taxanes, often necessitating dose-reduction of these effective agents. Here, we present a case in which acupuncture treatments were successfully used in combination with low dose gabapentin to alleviate PIPN symptoms and prevent chemotherapy dose reduction.