Comparison of Acupuncture and Fluoxetine on Quality of Life in Menopausal Women
Comparison of the Effects of Acupuncture and Fluoxetine on Quality of Life in Menopausal Women
Lead SponsorGonabad University of Medical Sciences
Indication/ConditionQuality of Life Hot Flash
The purpose of this study is to comparison the effect of acupuncture and Fluoxetine on improvement quality of life among menopausal women.
This clinical trial is designed in two arm include acupuncture and fluoxetine group to evaluate the effect of these intervention on improvement quality of life among menopausal women.
12 sessions acupuncture during 12 weeks (3 sessions weekly), each session lasting 20 minutes
10 mg/ daily
12 sessions of acupuncture / 3 sessions weekly/ 20 minutes each session
10 mg daily
Inclusion Criteria: Last menstrual cycle 12 months ago natural menopause 4 episodes of hot flash daily follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)= 30-110 IU/L , E2<18pg/ml thyroid-stimulating hormone(TSH)= 0.4-4/0 IU/ml No using of herbal agent for treatment of hot flash having score in Beck depression Inventory<10 No existence of any medical problems and using drugs Exclusion Criteria: Not completing all acupuncture sessions Not completing fluoxetine admission Withdraw the study