Correction – acupuncture treatment not available in Sydney

In the “Pulse” section today, The Age incorrectly published that the Acupause study is available in Sydney. We apologise for the inconvenience. Currently the study is open for enrolment in metropolitan Melbourne, Mornington and Melton in Vic; Ballina and Byron Bay in NSW; and Southport (Gold Coast) in Qld.

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Hurry – places are limited!

We are now down to the last 50 places for the Acupause (Acupuncture for hot flushes) study. To see if you are eligible, click here. Our study involves attending for ten free sessions of acupuncture (you have a 50% chance of receiving either real or “sham”/placebo acupuncture). Treatment is available in metropolitan Melbourne, Mornington, Melton in Victoria; on the Gold Coast (Southport) and in Ballina and Byron Bay (NSW). For more information please see our official website

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Acupause trial featured on Today Tonight

Today Tonight featured a segment on our trial on acupuncture for hot flushes, calling it a world first – which it is! View it here

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New criteria allows more women to take part

Women who have had a hysterectomy (but not a removal of both ovaries) and women whose last menstrual period was at least 2 months ago, are now invited to take part in our study on acupuncture for hot flushes. A blood test will be required to determine menopausal status. Click here to go to our official trial website and register your interest.

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As seen on Channel Ten – Volunteers wanted for acupuncture research on hot flushes

 

The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Monash University, RMIT University and Southern Cross University, is looking for volunteers for an National Health and Medical Research Council -funded Australian study on acupuncture for postmenopausal hot flushes. This will be the largest placebo-controlled study on acupuncture for hot flushes to date.

Volunteers must be over 40, post-menopausal (12 months past the last menstrual period), have not had acupuncture in the past two years, have not had a hysterectomy or removal of ovaries, and not currently on HRT. They must be able to attend for ten sessions of acupuncture (which will be either real or placebo acupuncture) over eight weeks.

Treatments are provided by experienced practitioners across Melbourne (CBD, St Kilda, Coburg, Malvern, Mt Waverley, Bentleigh, Rosanna, Bundoora, Ringwood) as well as in Melton, Mornington and Echuca, and in Ballina and Byron Bay (NSW) and Southport on the Gold Coast in QLD.

Please click here for more information and to register your interest. Alternatively please call 03 90355018 or email gp-acupause@unimelb.edu.au for more information.

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Dr Carolyn Ee speaks about the Acupause study on Joy FM

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Dr Ee speaks to Richard Walters at Joy FM about menopause, hot flushes and acupuncture, on International Women’s Day.

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We are now also in Echuca!

The Acupause Team is delighted to welcome our 12th practitioner, Suzy McCleary from Echuca!

Please click here to go to our official study website and register your interest.

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Acupause study expands to Melbourne CBD, Mornington and Malvern, as well as Ballina (NSW) and Southport (Gold Coast, Queensland)

The Acupause Team is delighted to announce the expansion of the study to five new sites in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. We will now be able to offer treatments in the Melbourne CBD, Mornington Peninsula and Malvern, and in Ballina and Southport (Gold Coast).

Please click here to go to our official website and register your interest, and here for more details of where our practitioners are located.

All our practitioners are highly qualified and experienced, and undergo training and quality assurance checks for the purposes of the trial.

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World Menopause Day 18 Oct 2011

Happy World Menopause Day!

Menopause is a universal phenomenon for women who reach a certain age. Not all of us will experience labour or childbirth but we will all eventually go through the menopause.

“To celebrate World Menopause Day, October 18th 2011, IMS is launching a new campaign to create awareness of vasomotor symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats. Prevalence of these symptoms varies throughout the world with 1 in 5 women affected in Asia, in contrast to 74% of women reported in Europe.  These symptoms are both distressing and debilitating for many women, and this campaign is designed as a call to action, to encourage more women to seek help from their physicians, and to consider the safe and effective treatment options available in their countries.”

Hear hear!

Click here for a link to the International Menopause Society website

Click here for a link to a media release about our study on acupuncture for hot flushes after the menopause and here for a link to our official study website

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Media release on acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes

Click here to read the our media release on our study of acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes

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