Patients with moderate to severe symptoms of hot flashes while receiving adjuvant antiestrogen therapy using tamoxifen after surgery for breast cancer were included.

In the acupuncture group, acupuncture was performed three times a week for 4 consecutive weeks at five predetermined points. The control group received no treatment during the study period.

Acupuncture was effective and safe in improving hot flashes in Korean breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant antiestrogen therapy with tamoxifen, and it improved the Quality of Life.

This trend was maintained 4 weeks after acupuncture treatment. No adverse events have been reported in this study.

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J Integr Complement Med. 2023 Apr;29(4):241-252. doi: 10.1089/jicm.2022.0636

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