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Acupuncture Today – April, 2020, Vol. 21, Issue 04

Integrative Treatment Approaches for Chemo- and Radiation-Induced Xerostomia

By Bill Reddy, LAc, Dipl. Ac.
Roughly 70 percent of patients receiving head and neck cancer radiotherapy develop xerostomia (dry mouth), with significant changes in volume, consistency and pH of secreted saliva. This can last from months to years, or permanently depending on the degree of damage. 

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