As posted elsewhere previously I've had favourable experiences of auricular (Ear) accupuncture to mitigate hot flushes/sweats.
Approximately 1 month after commencing Hormone therapy through Zoladex injections I started to experience some of the widely published side effects, in the form of Fatigue and also mild hot sweats.
After some research on managing side effects and then learning about the availability of some free Accupuncture sessions, I decided to give it a go, so with an open mind about effectiveness, I started to attend group Accupuncture sessions at the Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at St James' Hospital Leeds.
Although I wasn't able to conclusively identify any immediate benefit to myself, the other regular attendees at the once a week, 1 hour group sessions, all spoke so favourably about the benefits, so I stuck with it.
After attending weekly for approximately 10 weeks, and not being able validate the benefits, I then missed 3 sessions for a holiday and I experienced an increase in the frequency and regularity of my hot sweats, which on returning to the weekly sessions did noticeably diminish again, which has now convinced me that it works for me.
So I am now fully converted to auricula Accupuncture as an alternative therapy that does help reduce the frequency and severity of hot sweats/flushes, but not necessarily stop them all together ! and I would suggest that it's definitely worth giving a go (with on a open mind) to anybody looking for help in mitigating the side effects of hormone therapy.