Acupuncture relieves menopausal discomfort in breast cancer patients
Bokmand, S. og H. Flyger: Acupuncture relieves menopausal discomfort in breast cancer patients: A prospective, double blinded, randomized study. Breast. 17. august 2012
We randomized 94 women into the study: 31 had acupuncture, 29 had sham acupuncture and 34 had no treatment.
In the acupuncture group, 16 patients (52%) experienced a significant effect on hot flashes compared with seven patients (24%) in the sham group (p < 0.05). The effect came after the second acupuncture session and lasted for at least 12 weeks after last treatment. A statistically significant positive effect was seen on sleep in the acupuncture group compared with the sham-acupuncture and no-treatment groups. The effect was not correlated with increased levels of plasma estradiol. No side effects of acupuncture were registered.
Conclution: We find that acupuncture significantly relieves hot flashes and sleep disturbances and is a good and safe treatment in women treated for breast cancer. The project is registered at Clinical Trials.gov (no: NCT00425776).
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