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Chinese Herbs Linked to Reduced Incidence of Hot Flashes

by Kathy Jones on  March 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Researchers in Hong Kong suggest that taking Chinese herbs could reduce hot flashes among post-menopausal women by as much as 62 percent.
 Chinese Herbs Linked to Reduced Incidence of Hot Flashes
Chinese Herbs Linked to Reduced Incidence of Hot Flashes
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According to the study, conducted by researchers at University of Hong Kong, taking herbal mix called Er-xian decoction (EXD) reduced the daily symptoms of hot flashes by 62 percent compared to taking a placebo, which reduced the hot flashes by 52 percent.

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One of the researchers who worked on the study, Yao Tong, said that the herbal mix was safer than the current treatment of hormone replacement therapy which increases the risk of cancer.

However Dr Alan Bensoussan, from the Centre for Complementary Medicine Research at the University of Western Sydney, has casted doubt on the findings and said, "The researchers have not reported accurate chemical profiling (definition) of the formula based on key putative bioactives or selected chemical markers in the formula. This is important for its reproducibility and for long term use in the marketplace."

Source: Medindia
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