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Electroacupuncture may ease hot flashes, aid sleep in breast cancer survivors

Research we’re watching Approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes and night sweats. A new study conducted by researchers from the United States and Canada indicates that electroacupuncture might provide some relief. The researchers studied 58 breast cancer survivors who reported sleep disruptions from hot flashes. They randomly assigned half the group to receive electro-acupuncture (the application of a pulsating electric current) and half to take…

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