Acupuncture effective in treating hot flashes in breast cancer patients.

Hormone blocking medication can result in an increase of menopausal like symptoms in those undergoing breast cancer treatments. These side effects can limit the span of treatment, reducing its effectiveness. However, there is good news!

The Journal of Clinical Oncology released a report demonstrating Acupuncture’s ability to reduce hot flashes in Breast cancer patients. 10 Acupuncture treatments significantly reduced hot flashes, and improvement lasted up to 6 months. Please see the link for the trial below,

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2016/03/23/JCO.2015.63.2893.short?rss=1&related-urls=yes&legid=jco;JCO.2015.63.2893v1