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Acupuncture, dietary therapy and tuina self-massage can be successfully used to treat hot flushes and other symptoms in postmenopausal women.

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A four-armed pilot study investigating the effects of acupuncture (ACU) and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) on hot flushes and quality of life in postmenopausal women has found verum acupuncture to be the most effective treatment.

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Another Cochrane Database systematic review has found insufficient evidence to determine whether acupuncture is effective for controlling menopausal vasomotor symptoms.

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Combining Eastern and Western concepts of hot-flush pathogenesis can lead to safe, evidence-based interventions which can improve quality of life for patients who are experiencing hot flushes, according to a review paper from the...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A mixture of traditional Chinese herbs thought to have weak oestrogen-like activity may help ease menopausal hot flushes, a small clinical trial suggests.

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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.

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Researchers from Taiwan have found that auricular acupressure (AA) contributes to an improvement in postmenopausal insomnia (PI) by regulating the autonomic nervous system.

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