AcuTrials

Ear Acupuncture for Perimenopause Syndrome: A Multi-Centered Randomized Controlled Trial

Item

Title

Ear Acupuncture for Perimenopause Syndrome: A Multi-Centered Randomized Controlled Trial

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2011

volume

9(5)

pages

287-290

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu Versus CAM Control
Auricular Electroacupuncture
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only

Abstract

Objective: To observe and evaluate the clinical effect of ear acupuncture in treating perimenopause syndrome: Methods: A multi-centered randomized controlled trial was conducted and the enrolled participants were divided into an ear acupuncture group and a control group. The ear acupuncture group was treated by electroacupuncture at auricular points, and the control one was prescribed Geng Nian An(Menopause Helper) tablets. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after 10-day treatments. Results: For pre-menopausal patients, thetotal effective rate was 96.8% in the ear acupuncture group, versus 55.3% in the control. For post-menopausal patients, the total effective rate was 85.7% in the ear acupuncture group, versus 53.0% in the control. Conclusion: Both ear acupuncture and Geng Nian An (Menopause Helper) tablets were effective in ameliorating symptoms of perimenopause syndrome with satisfactory compliance and safety. The clinical effect of ear acupuncture is better than that of Geng Nian An (Menopause Helper) tablets.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

2 Weeks

has health condition studied

Climacteric

has study population number

255

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