Acupuncture Can Reduce Menopausal Hot Flashes
“New American research has found that acupuncture can reduce the frequency of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by up to 36%.
American researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats suffered by women during menopause.
The study was based on 209 women, aged 45 to 69, who had not had a menstrual period for at least three months. Each participant had, on average, at least four hot flashes or night sweats per day during the two weeks preceding the study. The women were followed for one year.
One group of participants was asked to attend 20 acupuncture sessions during the first six months of the study, then to stop acupuncture treatment for the next six months. A second group only received acupuncture in the final six months of the study.
The results showed a 36.7% reduction in the frequency of symptoms for women in the first group. The beneficial effects of acupuncture were also seen to last, as the women reported a 29.4% drop in hot flashes and sweats after one year.”
As an acupuncturist, I can tell you that acupuncture and herbal medicine is by far one of the most effective approaches for managing menopause symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats. They are also effective for many other menopause symptoms including insomnia, moodiness, and fatigue, to name a few. For more information on acupuncture and herbal medicine please contact Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please visit us on the web at www.drscottdenny for more information.