Acupuncture and Gabapentin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Objectives: The overarching goal is to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture and gabapentin to their respective placebo controls in the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients. The investigators primary specific aim will focus on determining the magnitude of response to placebo acupuncture versus placebo pills on hot flashes (HFs).
• Women 18 years or older with a history of Stage I, II or III breast cancer for at least 12 months.
• Have been seen by an oncologist within the previous 6-month period and determined to be free of disease by clinical examination and history;
• Experienced at least two hot flashes daily over the seven-day screening period as based on the Daily Hot Flash Diary.
• Hot flashes have been present for at least a month before study entry.
• Willing to use non-hormonal contraceptives during the duration of the study if patient is premenopausal.