List of Publications

Books and book chapters

de Valois B (2023) Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship: Recovery, Renewal and Transformation. London: Singing Dragon https://uk.singingdragon.com/products/acupuncture-and-cancer-survivorship

de Valois, B. (2007) Acupuncture. In Enhancing cancer care: complementary therapy and support, Barraclough, J. (ed). Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 85-95.

Published articles – general topics

Hughes J, Cummings M, Filshie J, Kassab S, Leng G, Mackereth P, MacPherson H, de Valois B, Fisher (2018) Ensuring model validity in a feasibility study of acupuncture to improve quality of life in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 21: 50-52 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2018.06.010

Langevin HM, Keely P, Mao J, Hodge LM, Schleip R, Deng G, Hinz B, Swartz MA, de Valois BA, Zick S, Tindley T (2016) Connecting (T)issues: How Research in Fascia Biology Can Impact Integrative Oncology. Cancer Research doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-0753 https://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/76/21/6159

Huntley AL, de Valois B, Dog TL, Borrelli F (2012). Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine;2012:2. doi:10.1155/2012/850429 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2012/850429

de Valois B and Young T (2023) Lessons learned during 20 years of acupuncture research. European Journal of Oriental Medicine 10:2, pp 7-13. Available at: https://www.ejom.co.uk/vol-10-no-2/contents/contents.html

Cancer treatment-related hot flushes and night sweats

de Valois B, Young T, Thorpe P, Degun T, Corbishley K. Acupuncture in the real world: evaluating a 15-year NADA auricular acupuncture service for breast cancer survivors experiencing hot flushes and night sweats as a consequence of adjuvant hormonal therapies. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jun;30(6):5063-5074.
Available from: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00520-022-06898-7
(Awarded Honourable Mention in the International Society for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research (ISCMR) Scientific Article Prize competition for the best scientific article in the field published 2021-2022 )

de Valois B, Young TE, Robinson N, McCourt C, Maher EJ (2012) NADA ear acupuncture for breast cancer treatment-related hot flashes and night sweats: an observational study. Medical Acupuncture. 24(4): 256-268 doi:10.1089/acu.2012.089 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233728992_NADA_Ear_Acupuncture_for_Breast_Cancer_Treatment-Related_Hot_Flashes_and_Night_Sweats_An_Observational_Study

de Valois B, Young TE, Robinson N, McCourt C, Maher EJ (2010) Using traditional acupuncture for breast cancer-related hot flashes and night sweats. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: 16 (10) pp 1047-1057. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/47458054_Using_Traditional_Acupuncture_for_Breast_Cancer-Related_Hot_Flashes_and_Night_Sweats

de Valois, B (2008) Turning points: clearing blocks to treatment in women with early breast cancer.  European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 5(6) pp.10-15. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234036519_Turning_points_Clearing_blocks_to_treatment_in_women_with_early_breast_cancer

Walker G, de Valois B, Young T, Davies R, Maher E J. (2007) Ear acupuncture for hot flushes -the perceptions of women with breast cancer. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice,13(4) pp. 250-257 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2007.06.003

 de Valois, B (2006) Using acupuncture to manage hot flushes and night sweats in women taking tamoxifen for early breast cancer: two observational studies. Thames Valley University. [Unpublished PhD thesis]

de Valois, B. (2006) Serenity, patience, wisdom, courage, acceptance: reflections on the NADA protocol.  European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 5(3), pp. 44-49. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234036555_Serenity_patience_wisdom_courage_acceptance_Reflections_on_the_NADA_protocol

Walker, G., de Valois, B., Davies, R., Young, T. and Maher, J. (2005) Opinions of research participants about study paperwork. Bulletin of Medical Ethics, No. 205, February, pp.21-24. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7587647_Opinions_of_research_participants_about_study_paperwork  

Walker, G., de Valois, B., Young, T., Davies, R., Maher, E.J. (2004) The experience of receiving traditional Chinese acupuncture.  European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 4(5) pp. 59–65. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234036621_The_experience_of_receiving_traditional_Chinese_acupuncture

Prostate cancer treatment-related hot flushes:

de Valois B, Young T, Thorpe P, Preston J, Degun T (2015) Improving wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors using the NADA acupuncture protocol: a clinical outcome study. Medical Acupuncture; 27(3) 194-205 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acu.2014.1086
For a pre-publication version: https://www.ljmc.org/sort_publications/other_projects/de_valois_nada_prostate_wellbeing.pdf

 de Valois B, Degun T (2015) Using the NADA protocol to improve wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors: five case studies. European Journal of Oriental Medicine; 8(1) 8-18 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279930302_Using_the_NADA_Protocol_to_Improve_Wellbeing_for_Prostate_Cancer_Survivors_Five_Case_Studies

Lymphoedema

Cancer-treatment related lymphoedema

de Valois B, Asprey A, Young T (2016) “The monkey on your shoulder”: a qualitative study of lymphoedema patients’ attitudes to and experiences of acupuncture and moxibustion (acu/moxa). Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. vol. 2016, Article ID 4298420, 14 pages. doi:10.1155/2016/4298420 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2016/4298420/

(Runner up in the Scientific Article Prize competition awarded by the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) 2017.  This international competition celebrates the best scientific article in the field of complementary medicine and integrated medicine published in the previous two years.)

de Valois B, Young T, Melsome E, Maher EJ (2012) Veranderende visie: het gebruik van acupunctuur bij de behandeling van lymfoedeem. Fluvio. 3:4-11.

de Valois B, Young T, Melsome E (2011) Acupuncture in lymphoedema management: a feasibility study. Journal of Lymphoedema. 6(2) 20-31.
https://woundsinternational.com/journal-articles/acupuncture-in-lymphoedema-management-a-feasibility-study

de Valois B, Young T, Melsome E (2012) Assessing the feasibility of using acupuncture and moxibustion to improve quality of life for cancer survivors with upper body lymphoedema. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 16. pp 301-9. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2011.07.005. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462388911001050

de Valois B and Peckham R (2011) Treating the person and not the disease: acupuncture in the management of cancer treatment-related lymphoedema. European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 6(6), 37-49. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234036506_Treating_the_person_and_not_the_disease_Acupuncture_in_the_management_of_cancer_treatment-related_lymphoedema

de Valois B, Young T, Melsome E, Maher EJ (2011) Changing perceptions: using acupuncture in the management of lymphoedema. Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Spring 2001 pp.63-6. https://www.ljmc.org/sort_publications/amwell-sl/changing_perceptions.pdf

Non-cancer treatment related lower limb lymphoedema

de Valois, B (2013) Acupuncture and moxibustion in the management of non-cancer-related lower limb lymphoedema: three case studies.  European Journal of Oriental Medicine; 7(4):13-21. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258540246_Acupuncture_and_moxibustion_in_the_management_of_non-cancer-related_lower_limb_lymphoedema_Three_case_studies

Colorectal cancer

de Valois B & Glynne-Jones R (2018) Acupuncture in the supportive care of colorectal cancer survivors: four case studies – Part 2. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 9(1) 10-22 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339383822_Acupuncture_in_the_Supportive_Care_of_Colorectal_Cancer_Survivors_Four_Case_Studies_Part_2

de Valois B & Glynne-Jones R (2017) Acupuncture in the supportive care of colorectal cancer survivors: four case studies – Part 1. European Journal of Oriental Medicine. 8(6) 34-43 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323727394_Acupuncture_in_the_supportive_care_of_colorectal_cancer_survivors_four_case_studies_-_Part_1

Moxibustion for chemotherapy

de Valois B, Young T, Glynne-Jones R, Scarlett C, Staebler F (2016) Limiting chemotherapy side effects by using moxa. Using daily self-administered indirect moxibustion to St 36 zu san li to reduce chemotherapy-induced pancytopenia: study protocol for a feasibility study. European Journal of Oriental Medicine; 8(3) 29-39. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305699915_Limiting_Chemotherapy_Side_Effects_by_Using_Moxa_Using_daily_self-administered_indirect_moxibustion_to_St_36_zu_san_li_to_reduce_chemotherapy-induced_pancytopenia_Study_protocol_for_a_feasibility_stud

Scar therapy

de Valois B, Young T, Scarlett C, & Holly E. (2021). An evaluation of a ScarWork service for cancer survivors experiencing adverse effects of surgery and/or radiotherapy. European Journal of Integrative Medicine44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2021.101327