This was the first clinical trial using acupuncture to treat this particular symptom of the disease.
Hundreds of thousands of patients overcoming the disease battle with fatigue.
But the three-year British trial showed acupuncture had across-the-board benefits, alleviating both mental and physical fatigue and improving overall quality of life.
Previously, few treatments were recognised for the up-to-40 per cent of patients needing help for fatigue, devastating their quality of life.
Professor Alex Molassiotis, from the University of Manchester, which led the trial said: ‘Fatigue is a blight on the lives of thousands of former cancer patients and this trial proves acupuncture can help them.