cancer survivors can have terrible problems with hot flashes, and they cannot
take estrogen for effective treatment.Gabapentin (Neurontin) is commonly prescribed to try to treat them.In a study comparing gabapentin with
electroacupuncture, the acupuncture proved to be much more effective and safer
(48% of the gabapentin users had treatment-related side effects).Patients were treated for 8 weeks, but were
followed for 24 weeks.The magnitude of
benefit of the acupuncture was even greater at 24 weeks than it had been during
the treatment phase.