Effect of Acupuncture on Brain Serotonin Among Breast Cancer Survivors
I. To determine the feasibility of using [123-I] ADAM Serotonin transporter (SERT) binding
as a putative biomarker to visualize the mechanism of effects of acupuncture for hot flashes
OUTLINE: Patients undergo acupuncture twice weekly for 2 weeks and then once weekly for 6
weeks. Patients undergo single photon emission computed tomography imaging with iodine 123-I
ADAM before and after completion of acupuncture.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for 4 weeks.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
SERT uptake ratios
United States: Institutional Review Board
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