Are you suffering from dry mouth after cancer treatment?

Do you need to take frequent sips of water or chew on candy due to your dry mouth?

If you’ve received radiation treatment for head/neck cancer, you may be eligible to participate in an exciting new study to determine if acupuncture can help relieve your symptoms!

What is this study?

This study is designed to see if acupuncture can help reduce your dry mouth and related symptoms. Previous studies conducted world-wide found acupuncture reduced the severity of dry mouth in some patients. 

What does the study involve?

Participants will be randomized (toss of a coin) to one of three treatment groups:

  • One Standard of Care Group – where the usual care for dry mouth is given
  • Two Acupuncture Groups – where acupuncture treatment may or may not be standard, and may or may not target your symptoms

All groups are equally important in the study and play an important role in helping to determine if acupuncture helps decrease symptoms of dry mouth.

What is required?

Participation involves answering some questionnaires, taking saliva samples, and possibly receiving acupuncture treatment.

Who is conducting this study?

This study is being conducted by the Wake Forest University (which is part of a national research network funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)).

For more information, contact:

University of Hawaii Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office   808-586-2979

The Queen's Medical Center, Oncology Research Department 808-691-8581

Hawaii Pacific Health Research Institute 808-535-7960