Acupuncture helps with menopausal symptoms

Weekly acupuncture sessions can, apparently, hot flashes, sweating, mood fluctuations, sleep disturbances, skin and hair relieve problems. After six weeks, the great majority of the treated women had the feeling that would have improved their complaints. Without any side effects.

Acupuncture could represent, according to the study, a realistic treatment option for women in Menopause can use hormone replacement therapy or want. After six weeks, 80 percent of the women treated had the feeling that the sessions had helped them. Compared to women in the control group who received no acupuncture, they felt the hot flushes after only three weeks as a significantly less annoying.

"Not all women in menopause do not need or require a treatment, and we believe that this is the acupuncture intervention for women is the most relevant, the moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms leiden", the authors write to Dr. Kamma Sundgaard Lund, University of Copenhagen. For the study, 36 out of 70 of women in Menopause were treated for five weeks, once weekly, with a standardized acupuncture. Within half a year, the women answered four questionnaires to their complaints.

Complaints during the menopause, often occur and can severely affect quality of life. The symptoms can be treated with medication, but often have side effects. Non-pharmacological approaches such as exercise, relaxation and herbal remedies do not deliver often the results you want.