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What is acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation?

Acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a procedure in which mild electric currents are applied to certain acupuncture points (spots on the body where an acupuncture needle may be inserted to control pain and other symptoms) on the skin. It is being studied in the treatment of dry mouth caused by radiation therapy for cancer. Also called ALTENS.

This answer is based on source information from The National Cancer Institute.

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