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Review of Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for
Menopausal Symptoms.
Moore TR
Franks RB
Fox C

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been used for
thousands of years around the world. There has been increased interest in
utilizing CAM for menopausal symptoms since the release of results of the
Women's Health Initiative elucidated long-term adverse effects associated
with hormone therapy. Women looking for more natural or safer means to
treat hot flushes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms often turn
to CAM such as yoga, phytoestrogens, or black cohosh. Yet there have been
few well-conducted studies looking at the efficacy of these treatments.
This review examines randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, and
meta-analyses evaluating the effectiveness of commonly used CAM for the
treatment of menopausal symptoms.

© 2017 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); isoflavones; menopause;
phytoestrogens; postmenopausal; soy

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