Menopause symptoms include irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep difficulties, and irritability. Menopause is due to hormone imbalance. Treatments may include hormone replacement therapy or Alternative medicine such as Acupuncture and Herbals.
Women's Health Source, Acupuncture and Menopause
Acupuncture and Menopause | PDF version
By Laurie Browngoehl, MD
Internal Medicine Specialist
Bryn Mawr Hospital
"There are women who, either for medical or personal reasons, don’t use medication to assist them with the symptoms of the menopause transition. Acupuncture is gaining more acceptance by Western medicine and has been successfully used to treat conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain. Dr. Browngoehl discusses the use of acupuncture in the menopausal woman. — Beverly Vaughn, MD, Medical Coordinator, Menopause and You Program"
Acupuncture may reduce severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes
Written by Honor Whiteman
Published: Saturday 19 July 2014
"........The study found that menopausal women who underwent acupuncture experienced a reduction in the severity and frequency of hot flashes for up to 3 months.
The most effective treatment for hot flashes is hormone therapy - the use of medication that contains estrogen or progesterone. However, such treatment can increase the risk of other health conditions, including stroke, heart disease and cancer.
In this latest study, recently published in the journal Menopause, researchers wanted to see how acupuncture affected the regularity and severity of hot flashes a woman experienced while going through natural menopause......."