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Box 1 Current international guidelines on acupuncture for cancer pain

From: Acupuncture for cancer pain: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline

Guidelines Recommendations
European Oncology Nursing Society breakthrough cancer pain guidelines, 2014 Suggest acupuncture as a complementary strategy for cancer pain (unclear strength of recommendation)
NCCN guideline: Adult Cancer Pain, Version 2.2021, 2021 Suggest acupuncture as a physical intervention for cancer pain (category 2A)