Menopause and acupuncture


Efficacy of a standardised acupuncture approach for women with bothersome menopausal symptoms: a pragmatic randomised study in primary care (the ACOM study)

Objective:

To investigate the efficacy of a standardised brief acupuncture approach for women with moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms.

Participants:

70 women with moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms and nine general practitioners with accredited education in acupuncture.

Conclusions:

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.

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/1/e023637

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