The full report is titled “Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flashes. A Randomized Trial.” It is in the 2 February 2016 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 164, pages 146-154). The authors are C. Ee, C. Xue, P. Chondros, S.P. Myers, S.D. French, H. Teede, and M. Pirotta.
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McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC
March 3, 2016
If consider adding the acupuncture points for Heart heat and Liver Qi,probably more effective
The acupuncture points used in this trial were based on Kidney Yin Deficiency in Chinese medicine theory. I agree with the authors that the Kidney Yin Deficiency is the root cause of the hot flashes, however, the signs of hot flashes are more closely related to Heart Fire and Live Qi. If some acupuncture points related to Heart Fire and Live Qi were added, the treatment would have been more effective.
Acupuncture for Treatment of Menopausal Hot Flashes. Ann Intern Med. ;164:I–24. doi: 10.7326/P16-9004
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(3):I-24.
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