Sunday, April 16, 2006

Acupuncture For Vasomotor Symptoms With Cancer

A recent study reports:
Acupuncture including self acupuncture is associated with long-term relief of vasomotor symptoms in cancer patients.

The study explains:
...Several randomised controlled trials have shown that acupuncture reduces menopausal symptoms in patients experiencing the normal climacteric. It may have this effect by raising serotonin levels which alter the temperature set point in the hypothalamus. Vasomotor symptoms can be extreme in breast cancer patients and patients with prostate cancer who are undergoing anticancer therapy...
Click here for the abstract