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(2017) Acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients
'Results for the study Acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients, a
randomized, controlled trial: Mean hot flash frequency was significantly reduced by 50 and 60 %
day and night respectively in the acupuncture group (AG) during treatment, and further reduced by
30% day and night during the following three months. A significant 25% reduction in mean hot flash frequency was seen in the sham group (SG) during treatment at night, but this effect was reversed during the following three months. No significant effect was seen during the day.
Conclusions: Adverse effects of oestrogen antagonists, including hot flashes, may affect long-
therapies. Acupuncture seems to be an effective treatment for hot flashes due to adjuvant oestrogen
antagonist treatment. Qualitative outcomes suggest that women with breast cancer suffer from longterm
adverse effects of oestrogen antagonists.'
However the 2017 meta-
Hervik JD.(2017) (2017) Acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients. PhD thesis. Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. ISBN 978-
(2017) Effect of acupuncture on hot flush and menopause symptoms in breast cancer-
'Concluson. Acupuncture significantly alleviated menopause symptoms, but had no effect on hot flush. Breast cancer patients concerned about the adverse effects of hormone therapy should consider acupuncture. Further large-
(2015) Electroacupuncture (EA) Versus Gabapentin (GP) for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-
Conclusion. Acupuncture produced larger placebo and smaller nocebo effects than did pills for the treatment of hot flashes. EA may be more effective than GP, with fewer adverse effects for managing hot flashes among breast cancer survivors; however, these preliminary findings need to be confirmed in larger randomized controlled trials with long-
Jun J. Mao, Marjorie A. Bowman, et al., (2015) Electroacupuncture Versus Gabapentin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-