Acupuncture and Hot Flashes

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2010
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Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:
Methods: 103 participants, after being randomized to medical versus sham acupuncture received bi-weekly treatments for 5 weeks, after a baseline assessment week. They were then followed for an additional 7 weeks. Participants completed daily hot flash questionnaires, which formed the basis for analysis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hot Flashes Other: acupuncture Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 103 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: A Randomized Sham Controlled Clinical Study
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hot Flash Score

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 59 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Participants eligible for this study were females aged 45 to 59 with a reported average of ¡Ý 5 hot flashes a day

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00217074

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00217074     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2294-03
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hot Flashes
Signs and Symptoms