Acupuncture ameliorated vasomotor symptoms during menopausal transition: single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to test treatment efficacy

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dc.contributor Sistema FMUSP-HC: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) e Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP
dc.contributor.author SOARES-JR, Jose M. FMUSP-HC
BRANCO-DE-LUCA, Alexandre C. FMUSP-HC
FONSECA, Angela M. FMUSP-HC
CARVALHO-LOPES, Ceci M. FMUSP-HC
ARRUDA-VEIGA, Eduardo C.
ROA, Cristiane L. FMUSP-HC
BAGNOLI, Vicente R. FMUSP-HC
BARACAT, Edmund C. FMUSP-HC
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, v.28, n.1, p.80-85, 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1072-3714
dc.identifier.uri https://observatorio.fm.usp.br/handle/OPI/39923
dc.description.abstract Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on women with vasomotor symptoms during the menopausal transition with the aid of the Kupperman-Blatt Menopausal Index. Method: Crossover, single-blind, sham-controlled trial with 100 women randomly divided into two groups of 50 participants each: G1 and G2. During the first 24 weeks of treatment, the G1 women received acupuncture and the G2 women were given sham acupuncture. The crossover was then applied: the G1 participants were given sham acupuncture, and the G2 participants received acupuncture for 24 more weeks. Results: The mean score of hot flashes of the group who first experienced acupuncture (G1) was statistically higher than that of the group that started with sham acupuncture (G2, P = 0.020). Also, both groups had similar mean scores in the middle of the study (both were receiving acupuncture). During the last 6 months of the study, after crossover, the values of G2 (acupuncture) were lower than those of G1 (sham acupuncture). Conclusions: Acupuncture treatment may mitigate hot flashes and other climacteric symptoms during the menopausal transition.
dc.description.sponsorship · CNPqNational Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) [301725/2017-9, 405734/2016-6]
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
dc.relation.ispartof Menopause-The Journal of the North American Menopause Society
dc.rights restrictedAccess
dc.subject Acupuncture; Climacterium; Hot flashes; Kupperman-Blatt Menopausal Index; Menopausal transition; Sham acupuncture
dc.title Acupuncture ameliorated vasomotor symptoms during menopausal transition: single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to test treatment efficacy
dc.type article
dc.rights.holder Copyright LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
dc.description.group LIM/58
dc.identifier.doi 10.1097/GME.0000000000001651
dc.identifier.pmid 32898024
dc.type.category original article
dc.type.version publishedVersion
hcfmusp.author SOARES-JR, Jose M.:FM:MOG
hcfmusp.author BRANCO-DE-LUCA, Alexandre C.:HC:ICHC
hcfmusp.author FONSECA, Angela M.:FM:MOG
hcfmusp.author CARVALHO-LOPES, Ceci M.:HC:ICHC
hcfmusp.author ROA, Cristiane L.:HC:ICHC
hcfmusp.author BAGNOLI, Vicente R.:FM:MOG
hcfmusp.author BARACAT, Edmund C.:FM:MOG
hcfmusp.author.external · ARRUDA-VEIGA, Eduardo C.:Univ Sao Paulo, Hosp Clin, Dept Obstet & Ginecol, Disciplina Ginecol,Fac Med, Sao Paulo, Brazil
hcfmusp.origem.id WOS:000612181700014
hcfmusp.origem.id 2-s2.0-85099073120
hcfmusp.publisher.city PHILADELPHIA
hcfmusp.publisher.country USA
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