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Acupuncture Helps against Hot Flashes

After treatment for breast cancer, women frequently take an anti-estrogen drug called tamoxifen. One side effect is hot flashes. Doctors cannot prescribe estrogen, the usual treatment for such symptoms, because it might increase the risk for a recurrence. Now investigators report that acupuncture may be helpful. During this small study women were randomly assigned to receive either Effexor or acupuncture for three months. Both treatments worked equally well. Many women receiving Effexor experienced side effects such as anxiety or dizziness. No such side effects were noted with acupuncture.
[Journal of Clinical Oncology, online December 28, 2009]

7/12/18 redirected to:  https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/articles/can-acupuncture-help-your-joint-pain/

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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