A new research suggests women could halve the number of hot flushes they endure by turning to acupuncture.
In the study, more than 200 women who had on average at least four hot flashes or night sweats a day were divided into two groups.
One group received 20 acupuncture treatments over a period of six months, while the other group received no acupuncture or any other alternative remedies.
Of the 170 women who received acupuncture, nearly half (47 per cent) reported a 47 per cent in frequency of hot flushes, within eight weeks.
And one in eight (12 per cent) reported an 85 per cent drop in the number they experienced. One in 25 (four per cent) claimed the ancient Chinese treatment cured them of the feverish flushes completely.
The study was published in the journal Menopause.