Acupuncture versus venlafaxine for the management of vasomotor symptoms in patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Walker2010AcupunctureVV,
  title={Acupuncture versus venlafaxine for the management of vasomotor symptoms in patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Eleanor M Walker and Alba Isabel Rodr{\'i}guez and Beth Kohn and Ronald M Ball and Jan Pegg and Jeffrey R Pocock and Ram{\'o}n N{\'u}{\~n}ez N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Ed Peterson and Susan Jakary and Robert A. Levine},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={634-40}
}
PURPOSE Vasomotor symptoms are common adverse effects of antiestrogen hormone treatment in conventional breast cancer care. Hormone replacement therapy is contraindicated in patients with breast cancer. Venlafaxine (Effexor), the therapy of choice for these symptoms, has numerous adverse effects. Recent studies suggest acupuncture may be effective in reducing vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women. This randomized controlled trial tested whether acupuncture reduces vasomotor symptoms and… CONTINUE READING

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