Intermittent 96-Hour Auricular Electroacupuncture for Hot Flashes in Patients with Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Study (Rich et. al. 2017)

Of 10 men completing the 6-week protocol, all responded with The HRV analysis showed significantly lower low-frequency/high-frequency power ratios in each individual, compared to baseline, that were consistent with the subjective responses.

Vasomotor disturbance, caused by gender hormone withdrawal—either naturally or in patients treated with ADT, as in this study— is a well-defined neurophysiologic condition. Auricular electroacupuncture (AEA) shows potential for supporting significantly lower frequency, duration, and severity of vasomotor symptoms, as well as offering significant improvement in QoL and sleep scores. 

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