A comprehensive observational study of women receiving homeopathic treatment for menopausal hot flashes was published in Homeopathy, 2008;97(1):10–15. The study included information from 99 physicians in 8 countries. Only 5% of the women studied were using a non-homeopathic treatment at the same time. “Ninety percent of the women reported disappearance or lessening of their symptoms, these changes mostly taking place within 15 days of starting homeopathic treatment.” The authors concluded that homeopathic treatment is effective for hot flashes and called for further studies to include randomized controlled trials.
—reported in Aging & Elder Health Week, March 23, 2008