Data from a recent study reports that acupuncture has a therapeutic role in managing hot flashes experienced by breast cancer patients.
Breast cancer patients often experience hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life.
🤔 In the literature, the benefit of acupuncture in reducing hot flashes has been variably reported and reasoned for having some degree of the placebo effect.
⭐️” Our data shows that acupuncture has a therapeutic role in managing hot flashes without a confounding placebo effect.”⭐️
✅ This is an excellent alternative for treating breast cancer patients who are wary of taking medical management for reducing symptoms of hot flashes.
Ref: Serra D, Fleishman S, White C, Welsh C, Chadha M. Effectiveness of Traditional Acupuncture in Reducing the Severity of Hot Flashes Reported by Breast Cancer Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Nov 1;111(3S): S73-S74. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.07.180. PMID: 34700622.