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A phase II clinical trial of a Chinese herbal decoction, Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang (DBT, Dang Gui Decoction to Tonify the Blood), has shown that it can significantly improve physical and psychological scores and significantly reduce vasomotor symptoms for post-menopausal women.
A five-year, multicentre clinical study carried out in China has demonstrated that taking a kidney-tonifying herbal formula increased bone mineral density and significantly reduced the incidence of fragility fractures in postmenopausal women.
A pilot RCT carried out in the USA has found that while both traditional acupuncture (TA) and sham acupuncture (SA) can improve menopause-related vasomotor symptoms (VMS), only TA shows an impact on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.
A mixture of traditional Chinese herbs thought to have weak oestrogen-like activity may help ease menopausal hot flushes, a small clinical trial suggests.
Taking part in a 12-week tai chi programme has multiple health benefits for post-menopausal women, particularly for those suffering from age-related loss of muscle strength.
Researchers from Taiwan have found that auricular acupressure (AA) contributes to an improvement in postmenopausal insomnia (PI) by regulating the autonomic nervous system.
A study by an American research team has demonstrated that tai chi exercise (TC) and supplementation with green tea polyphenols (GTP) can benefit bone remodeling and muscle strength in postmenopausal women
A Brazilian group has found acupuncture to be effective in decreasing hot flushes and menopause symptom scores in postmenopausal women. In a randomised, single-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial, 81 patients were assigned...
Not only is acupuncture as effective as drug therapy at preventing hot flushes in breast cancer patients who have been receiving long-term anti-oestrogen therapy, it also increases women's sex drive and improves their sense of...
The Chinese herbal formula Geng Nian Le (GNL) can relieve the symptoms of perimenopausal depression and regulate women’s hormone levels. Chinese scientists randomised 47 women to either a GNL group or a control group that received...