Here are a couple of research studies that show the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of Menopausal symptoms.
1 – Effects of acupuncture on hot flases in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women – a multicenter randomized clinical trial.
Menopause. 2010 Mar;17(2):269-80. Kim KH, Kang KW, Kim DI, Kim HJ, Yoon HM, Lee JM, Jeong JC, Lee MS, Jung HJ, Choi SM
Women suffering with high volume and frequency of hot flashes were treated in one of two groups: a control group where symptoms were treated with usual care and a treatment group using acupuncture in conjunction with the usual care. Unlike the control group, the treatment group had significant clinical improvement in hot flashes and menopause-related symptoms in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
2 – The Acupuncture on Hot Flushes Among Menopausal Women (acuflash) study, a randomized controlled trial.
Meopause. 2009 May-jun;16(3):484-93. Borud EK, Alraek T, White A, Fonnebo V, Eggen AE, Hammar M, Astrand LL, Theodorsson E, Grimsgaard S.
One group of postmenopausal women experiencing daily hot flashes was given 10 acupuncture sessions and a control group used self-care alone. The acupuncture group not only saw a greater decrease in frequency and intensity of hot flashes, but also improvements in sleep, vasomotor and somatic symptoms.
It is important to recognize that with acupuncture alone at Reproductive Wellness we can make significant changes in menopausal symptoms, however for most patients treatment does not stop here. Our belief is that if we can simultaneously make dietary and lifestyle changes we are laying the foundation for long term changes that will allow patients to take control of their health and not be reliant on our treatments to stay well. With the addition of our nutrition and lifestyle programs most of our patients are able to manage their health at home on their own. This is true healthcare!
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