Efficacy of Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Women Treated With Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to determine if acupuncture is effective in relieving hot
flashes in women treated with hormonal therapy for breast cancer.
Hormonal therapy is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer in women.
Unfortunately, many women on hormonal therapy suffer from hot flashes (the sudden sensation
of heat throughout the face, neck and chest, with or without shivering and sweating). Many
medicines have been used to treat hot flashes, but no single medication has been found to
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for many conditions in Western medicine
specifically for dry mouth in people who have received radiation to their head and neck, as
well as for hot flashes in women during menopause (the "change of life"). In this study, we
are investigating whether acupuncture is effective for women suffering hot flashes that
result from their treatment of breast cancer.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Define efficacy of acupuncture to points of the enhanced Ming Men technique for relief of hot flashes after hormonal therapy for breast cancer.
weekly evaluation up to 9 weeks
Peter Johnstone, MD
Emory University Winship Cancer Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
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