Acupuncture seems to be an effective therapy for hot flushes (HFs) experienced by women with breast cancer (BC), according to a Chinese systematic review. The authors examined data from 12 RCTs (672 women) comparing manual acupuncture and electro-acupuncture with a variety of controls. Meta-analysis indicated a reduction in the number of HFs and an improvement in overall menopause symptom scores after acupuncture treatment and during follow-up compared with controls. However, the generally poor quality of the evidence means that there is a need for more studies.
Acupuncture for hot flashes in women with breast cancer: A systematic review. J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Apr-Jun;12(2):535-42.