A study by researchers in Brazil, suggests that acupuncture can help in the rehabilitation of women following breast cancer surgery. Twenty-nine patients with lymphoedema and/or restricted range of arm movement following surgery, were given 24 weekly acupuncture treatments. At the end of the trial, significant improvements were noted in range of movement, lymphoedema, and sense of heaviness and tightening of the affected arm.
(Acupuncture in the Rehabilitation of Women after Breast Cancer Surgery – A Case Series. Acupuncture in Medicine, June 2008.)