Pain relief study of acupuncture by Airedale Hospital manager

Carole Paley

Carole Paley

First published in

An Airedale Hospital research manager has completed a major study looking at how acupuncture might be used to help relieve bone pain in cancer patients.

Carole Paley (right) was awarded her PhD after studying part-time for five years at Leeds Metropolitan University.

As part of her studies, she has worked with Manorlands hospice, the Haematology Oncology Day Unit and physiotherapy teams at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Carole, 52, is a qualified physiotherapist and has been practising acupuncture for the past 13 years.

“Acupuncture is accepted now as part of a physio’s toolkit,” she said. “I became more and more interested in it and eventually decided to study the practice further.

“There’s been very little research into treating cancer-induced bone pain with acupuncture, and hopefully my studies will help patients in the future.

“I began to realise that when I was treating patients for cancer – acupuncture was helping their pain, particularly as they were able to sleep better.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree