Acupunctuur bij overgangsklachten
De onderzoekers deden dit onderzoek aan de univrsiteit van Linkoping in Zweden.
Hun conclusie was:
Both electroacupuncture (EA) and hormonal replacement HT increased HRQoL and sleep, probably through decreasing numbers of and distress by hot flushes. Although flushes decreased less in the EA group than in the HT group, HRQoL improved at least to the same extent maybe due to other effects of EA, not induced by HT, e.g. on anxiety, vitality and sleep, supported by subscale analyses. EA should be further evaluated as treatment for women with breast cancer and climacteric complaints, since HT no longer can be recommended for these women.
 Frisk J, Källström AC, Wall N, Fredrikson M, Hammar M. | Acupuncture improves health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) and sleep in women with breast cancer and hot flushes. | Support Care Cancer. | 2012 Apr;20(4):715-24. doi: 10.1007/s00520-011-1134-8. Epub 2011 Apr 6.