Acupuncture for hot flushes – some experts think it might work

This is hot off the press. A very recent review on menopause and hot flushes, written by a collaboration of menopause experts including Professor Martha Hickey from our very own University of Melbourne and Royal Women’s Hospital, commented that “Acupuncture may ameliorate climacteric symptoms but good-quality clinical trials are needed.” There is a need for more research into this area that is carefully designed so that it sheds more light on this issue. It’s always good to get validation for what you are doing, but now it’s back to business as usual – the challenge of getting enough volunteers for a clinical trial.

D. F. Archer et al., Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society 14, 515 (2011 Oct (Epub 2011 Aug, 2011).

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