Efficacy of a standardised acupuncture approach for women with bothersome menopausal symptoms: a pragmatic randomised study in primary care (the ACOM study)
To investigate the efficacy of a standardised brief acupuncture approach for women with moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms.
70 women with moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms and nine general practitioners with accredited education in acupuncture.
The standardised and brief acupuncture treatment produced a fast and clinically relevant reduction in moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms during the six-week intervention. No severe adverse effects were reported.