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This RCT compared acupuncture to venlafaxine for management of hot flashes in breast cancer patients. Both acupuncture and venlafaxine were given for 12 weeks, and then the subjects were followed. Both groups had improvements in their symptoms, but the venlafaxine group had side effects, and the acupuncture group did not.

Acupuncture vs. Venlafaxine for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients