The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Acupuncture not effective in perimenopausal women with hot flashes.

    A recent study reported that self-acupuncture was associated with long-term relief of vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes) in patients with breast cancer or prostate cancer who are undergoing anticancer therapy.

    Unfortunately, this does not seem to apply to women in perimenopause.

    Here are the details of a recent study.

    • 103 women randomized to medical or sham acupuncture
    • Week 6: no differences in residual hot flashes between groups
    • Week 12: no differences in residual hot flashes between groups
    • No adverse effects related to the treatments

    That seems pretty straightforward.

    10/11/06 21:17 JR

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