Acupuncture no better than blunt needles for menopause

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is no better than a fake version using blunt needles for treating menopause symptoms, according to a study.

The University of Melbourne study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, involved 327 Australian women over 40 who had at least seven moderate hot flushes a day.

Half were given 10 sessions of standard Chinese medicine acupuncture, where thin needles were inserted