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Research progress on the mechanism of action of acupuncture in the treatment of gastric cancer

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DOI: 10.23977/tranc.2023.040102 | Downloads: 4 | Views: 167


Li Chen 1, Chen Jie 2, Fan Jin 1, Zheng Chao 1


1 First School Clinical Medicine, Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China
2 Department of Oncology, Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

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Chen Jie


Gastric cancer is one of the deadliest malignant tumors, and recent studies have confirmed the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of gastric cancer, which has been recognized and widely carried out in clinical practice both at home and abroad, while less research has been conducted on the mechanism of acupuncture in the treatment of gastric cancer. By reviewing the research on the anti-gastric cancer effects of acupuncture in recent years, we categorized and summarized from acupuncture regulating intestinal flora, acupuncture regulating body immunity, acupuncture regulating tumor markers, acupuncture regulating apoptotic genes, acupuncture regulating cell cycle of cancer cells, and acupuncture regulating signaling pathways to provide a new theoretical basis for acupuncture treatment of gastric cancer. It provides new ideas for future clinical application and research of acupuncture in gastric cancer.


Acupuncture, gastric cancer, mechanism of action, research progress


Li Chen, Chen Jie, Fan Jin, Zheng Chao, Research progress on the mechanism of action of acupuncture in the treatment of gastric cancer. Transactions on Cancer (2023) Vol. 4: 9-14. DOI:


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