New research suggests that electroacupuncture is more effective for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors than the commonly used medication gabapentin. The researchers found that receiving electroacupuncture daily for 8 weeks provided fewer side effects than the medication and greater reductions in hot flashes in a group of 120 cancer survivors. Furthermore, the sham acupuncture was also more effective than gabapentin. For more information about acupuncture, please visit our complete monograph.
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