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Clinical Trials Update
April 23/30, 2019

Acupuncture May Reduce Menopausal Symptoms

JAMA. 2019;321(16):1558. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4593

A brief course of acupuncture may help ease menopausal symptoms and offer a treatment alternative to hormone replacement therapy, suggested a study in BMJ Open.

The researchers randomly assigned 70 women with moderate to severe menopausal symptoms to 5 weekly 15-minute sessions of Western medical acupuncture or to a control group that was offered acupuncture after 6 weeks. The intervention was delivered by family physicians from 9 general practices in Denmark trained in acupuncture.