Traditional Chinese medicine and human immunodeficiency virus-associated neuropathy

Joyce K. Anastasi, Michelle Chang, Bernadette Capili, Nigel Dawes

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Abstract

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common neurological complications of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and continues to impact people living with HIV/AIDS. The pain associated with peripheral neuropathy can be severe and debilitating. Most pharmacological agents are inadequate in symptom management and are accompanied by adverse side-effects. Acupuncture and moxibustion offer treatment approaches that can reduce HIV symptoms and/or the side-effects of anti-retroviral therapy and improve patients' quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chinese Medicine
Issue number95
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • HIV
  • Moxibustion division
  • Peripheral neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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