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Acupuncture effective for hot flushes associated with breast cancer treatment
Remarkably, every single one of the patients had significant reduction of hot flushes’ intensity. The severity was reduced between 70 to 95 percent for all patients in the study. In addition, the number of hot flushes was also significantly reduced.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. Out of all the cases
only 1% happens in men. Only lung cancer causes more deaths per year. Two-
The researchers note that the findings support acupuncture as a treatment for hot
flushes for women with breast cancer undergoing anti-
Jeong, Young Ju, Young Sun Park, Hyo Jung Kwon, Im Hee Shin, Jin Gu Bong, and Sung Hwan Park. "Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Antiestrogen Therapy: A Pilot Study in Korean Women." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2013).