Penn Researcher comments on Study: For Treating Hot Flashes in Women with HR-Positive Breast Cancer, Small Study Finds Acupuncture as Effective as Drug Therapy


March 24, 2010

Oncology Times

Acupuncture was as effective as venlafaxine for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms in women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, according to what is thought to be the first study directly comparing the complementary therapy with a drug...

This was a unique comparison of drug versus nondrug therapy, agreed Jun Mao, MD, MSCE, a complementary and alternative medicine researcher and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, “some claims such as improvement in sexual energy were really promising, but we need more data on this potential benefit.” Read More