A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of Acupuncture Treatment for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Nancy E. Avis, PhD; Claudine Legault, PhD; Remy R. Coeytaux, MD, PhD; May Pian-Smith, MD; Jan L. Shifren, MD; Wunian Chen, MD, LAc; Peter Valaskatgis, MAc


Menopause. 2008;15(6):1070-1078. 

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In this three-arm randomized trial of acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes, both TA and SA produced a significant decrease in hot flashes compared with a no-treatment, UC group. Whether this result was due to the effectiveness of sham needling or a placebo effect could not be determined.


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