Acupuncture only as good as placebo for hot flushes

Chinese acupuncture treatments is only as good as placebo for treating menopause symptoms, but both may be of benefit, according an Australian study funded by the NHMRC.

Patients in both the real and sham arms of the study showed a 40% improvement in the severity and frequency of hot flushes after eight weeks, according to a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine.