The patients recorded the number of hot flushes they experienced for four weeks before treatment, during treatment and during a 12-week follow-up period website . The Kupperman Index – which includes symptoms such as hot flashes, sweating, insomnia, depression, dizziness, palpitations, joint pain, headache, a further reductions etc. Other menopausal symptoms were also measured over the same periods with a better quality of life Both the acupuncture and sham acupuncture were next twice a week in the first five weeks and then once a week for five weeks. The actual received acupuncture used with needles of various depths to a maximum of a number of known acupuncture points to 3cms. For the sham acupuncture, the needles were not inserted as deeply and in places well way from acupuncture points. Mrs. Hervik said: ‘During the treatment of hot flashes by 50 percent, reduced by day and night, in the acupuncture throughout the day three months after the last treatment, a further reduction was seen to have been no significant changes in the Sham seen. Group later in the day in the night there was a slight decline during the treatment, but once the treatment has been over, the number of hot flushes increased again.
Ms. Jill Hervik, a physiotherapist and acupuncturist at the Vestfold Central Hospital said at a press conference that breast cancer patients, the traditional Chinese acupuncture was given a 50 percent reduction in hot flushes, had both during the day and the night, and that this effect continued after the acupuncture ceased. ‘Acupuncture is being used increasingly in Western countries to treat the problem of hot flashes in healthy postmenopausal women, so we it is effective it is effective suffering in women with breast cancer hot flashes as a result their war – anti – estrogen drugs ‘she said.
The researchers looked for 14 different gene mutations in 754 men aged between 56 and under having prostate cancer. Written to the Prostate Cancer Genetics Project at UM. Researchers have have these viewed 1,163 older men with prostate cancer and 2,713 men without prostate cancer.