Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

Acupuncture has proven itself to be the equal of prescription drug venlafaxine when it comes to controlling hot flashes in breast cancer patients.  A test conducted at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, studied 47 patients over three months to compare the efficacy of acupuncture against the drug, an antidepressant that is marked under the name Effexor.  Half the patients were given regular acupuncture sessions during the 12 week study, while the control group only received the drug.  Both groups reported the same decrease in hot flashes, but the drug group experienced some adverse side effects.  The acupuncture-only group meanwhile reported enhanced sex drive and longer-lasting relief from their symptoms.

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