• Acupuncture Curbs Severity of Menopausal Hot Flushes, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2011) report:  — Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published March 8 in Acupuncture in Medicine.

The study shows that the effects did not seem to be related to changes in levels of the hormones responsible for sparking the menopause and its associated symptoms.

In the study,  those women given traditional acupuncture had significantly lower MRS scores for somatic and psychological, but not urogenital, symptoms at the end of the 10 weeks than the women given the sham treatment.  The symptom reduced most in severity was that of hot flushes.

Furthermore, the effects seemed to be increasing , with better results seen between the first and last sessions.

 


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