Acupuncture for Hot flushes

Hot flushes are the most common symptom related to perimenopause and menopause.

A recent American  study showed that, “on average, acupuncture effectively reduced the frequency of hot flashes and results were maintained for 6 months after the treatments stopped.”

Natural menopause normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 56. During this period a variety of symptoms may be experienced, which cause varying amounts of distress.For a percentage of these women, their ‘normal’ way of life and work becomes increasingly difficult. 

Hot flushes are classified as a vasomotor symptom and are typically experienced as an uncomfortable feeling of intense heat accompanied by reddening of the face, sweating and rapid heartbeat.   In menopausal women hot flushes are triggered by a reduction of oestrogen, a normal natural hormonal change. 

Regardless of the origins of hot flushes the experience can vary from mild sensations to a physically draining and debilitating experience for some with a negative impact on quality of life   Acupuncture and TCM have long been used to treat hot flushes. Research indicates an improvement in frequency and severity of vasomotor hot flashes with Acupuncture treatment among women in natural menopause.

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