Navigation Links
Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
Date:12/30/2009

reduced appetite, nausea and constipation.

"We need something that's accessible that doesn't add adverse effects," Walker said.

For this study, 50 women with breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive 12 weeks of acupuncture (twice a week for four weeks then once a week) or daily Effexor. They were followed for a year.

Initially, both groups of women experienced similar reductions (about 50 percent) in hot flashes and depression, with an overall improvement in quality of life.

But the acupuncture benefits were longer lived. Two weeks out, women taking the antidepressant saw a resurgence in hot flashes while women in the acupuncture arm continued to have far fewer problems.

About 25 percent of women receiving acupuncture also reported more interest in sex while many also reported more energy and clearer thinking.

"The issue most of the time is the cost of it and whether insurance companies will pay for it," Walker said. Additional studies also need to look at how often women would need booster acupuncture to minimize their symptoms.

More information

There's more on breast cancer treatments at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.



SOURCES: Eleanor M. Walker, M.D., division director of breast services, department of radiation oncology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Jay Brooks, M.D., chairman, hematology/oncology, Ochsner Health System, Baton Rouge; Dec. 28, 2009, Journal of Clinical Oncology, online


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, improves sex drive for breast cancer patients
2. Affordable Acupuncture Greeted with Open Arms by Scottsdale and Phoenix Communities
3. Acupuncture Career Guide Launches on Natural Healers
4. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Continue to Grow in Popularity Due to Focus on Natural Health
5. Acupuncture may bring relief for a common condition in women
6. Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
7. Vancouver Fertility Acupuncture Clinic Announces New Fellows of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
8. Denver-Based Acupuncturist, Dr. Martha Lucas, Releases New Book: Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging
9. Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy
10. Dr. David Sniezek to Provide Medical Acupuncture at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC
11. Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... on the Judiciary Committee staff of Senator Tom Coburn, Mary ... as Of Counsel to assist in spearheading America,s ... confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sotomayor. , ... am very pleased to have Mary join our team. ...
... with poor prognosis. This warrants the development of ... have demonstrated poor efficacy of adenoviral gene therapy ... on pancreatic cancer cells such as the coxsackie ... seems a promising option to improve adenoviral entry ...
... 2009 While Ontario women live longer than men, ... and chronic conditions, according to a new women,s health ... What,s more, low-income women have more chronic conditions, greater ... high-income groups. While inequities in health among men ...
... donations exceed expectations , , BIRMINGHAM, England, June ... world of a crippling and potentially fatal disease, Rotary ... toward its US$200 Million Challenge, a fundraising effort to ... Chair Jonathan Majiyagbe announced the new figure to an ...
... ... New Depreciation Wizard Feature for its Asset Tracking Application, Passport Assets, Enabling its Customers to ... , ... 23, 2009 -- ASAP Systems today announced the release of a depreciation wizard ...
... , Incentive Programs Driving Activities and Behavior Changes to Reduce ... ( http://www.incentone.com ), the leading provider ... health care industry, announced today that ... millionth health milestone. The 2 million milestones driven by IncentOne,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mary Harned Joins Americans United for Life, Set to Oppose Sotomayor Confirmation 2Health News:Adenoviral vector specifically targeted to EphA2 receptor in pancreatic cancer cells 2Health News:Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study 2Health News:Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study 3Health News:Ontario women live longer but don't prosper: Study 4Health News:Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio 2Health News:Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio 3Health News:ASAP Systems Launches New Depreciation Feature Enabling its Customers to Develop Custom Formulas to Calculate Depreciation Of Their Fixed Assets Inventory 2Health News:IncentOne Achieves 2 Millionth Health Milestone 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , Jan. 14, 2014 ... , offers Los Angeles a premier ... Duality laser and a $99 treatment special. Dr. Brandeis, focus ... medical technology and offering expert medical advice to all patients. ... a dramatic increase in the presence of tattoo regret and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System ... accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately ... tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The ... (spacing) of the scaphoid and lunate while allowing some ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014   NuAire , a manufacturer of ergonomically designed ... with Hitachi Koki of Japan ... in North America . NuAire will utilize ... States and Canada to ... and accessories, training, pricing, as well as after sale service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2
... The proliferation of brand drug "copay coupon" promotions, ... brands, will increase costs by $1.8 billion in Pennsylvania ... employee plans, according to new research from Visante and ...   The use of these promotions by state and ...
... Pa., Nov. 17, 2011 ProPhase Labs (NASDAQ: ... , a leader in over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic cold ... been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner,s ... volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Brand Drug 'Copay Coupons' Undermine Generics, Raise Health Costs by $1.8 Billion in Pennsylvania 2Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Awarded Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval 2Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Awarded Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval 3
... provides safe, effective, current, and ... a quickly accessible format. The ... the latest drugs approved by ... implications are highlighted throughout. This ...
Focuses primarily on the drugs used for treatment and symptom management for colorectal cancer....
Alphabetically organized monographs on more than 1,000 generic and 3,000 trade name drugs....
A handy quick-reference tool for busy residents and clinicians with key facts and points essential for day-to-day patient care....
Medicine Products: