Acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients, a randomized, controlled trial

@article{Hervik2008AcupunctureFT,
  title={Acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients, a randomized, controlled trial},
  author={Jill Brook Hervik and Odd Mj{\aa}land},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2008},
  volume={116},
  pages={311-316}
}
Acupuncture has been used to treat the problem of hot flashes in healthy postmenopausal women. The object of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture in women with breast cancer suffering from hot flashes as a result of anti-oestrogen medication. In a prospective, controlled trial, 59 women suffering from hot flashes following breast cancer surgery and adjuvant oestrogen-antagonist treatment (Tamoxifen) were randomized to either 10 weeks of traditional Chinese acupuncture or… CONTINUE READING
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