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Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients

January 1, 2010 — Uncategorized

Here’s a relatively straightforward article reviewing a recent study confirming that acupuncture has beneficial effects on hot flashes and other symptoms accompanying breast cancer, on par with standard medications.

Acupuncture is just as good as standard medication to ease hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms in women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

And as an added bonus, the needle treatment may boost the patient’s sex drive and contribute to clearer thinking.

“I think the data shows you that acupuncture is a good option for these patients [and] it has no side effects,” added Dr. Eleanor Walker, division director of breast services in the department of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and lead author of a study appearing online Dec. 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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