Grant ID RP230222
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Personalized Auricular Point Acupressure to Self-Manage Cancer-Related Pain
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Chao Hsing Yeh
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,046,680*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Cancer-related pain remains one of the most distressing symptoms for cancer patients and survivors, leading to a significant decline in functional disability, and a negative impact on quality of life. Clinical guidelines advocate for non-pharmacologic therapies and self-management for chronic pain, but challenges exist for implementation. Acupuncture is included in current guidelines for chronic pain and barriers exist as acupuncture involves frequent office visits, high costs, and lack of adequate access to licensed acupuncturists. Auricular point acupressure, which is formally described as the application of acupuncture-like stimulation to specific points on the ear (acupoints), is a pri...

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