Treating Hot Flashes Without Hormones
A recent research article in the Menopause Journal in September 2016 showed that acupuncture treatment over 8 weeks significantly decreased the number of hot flashes for 50% of the women in the study. Acupuncture is a safe, natural way to help with hormone balance and ease the symptoms of menopause. It is safe for patients who are unable to use hormone therapy such as in cases of personal or family history of breast cancer. Acupuncture helps balance Qi, which is the flow of energy in the body. When there is a blockage or imbalance in the flow of Qi, symptoms can result. Acupuncture uses small, fine needles placed along the meridians in the body where Qi flows and helps the Qi move more smoothly. Visit a Naturopathic Doctor at Arizona Natural Medicine to try acupuncture as a part of your treatment plan for menopausal symptom relief.
Trajectories of response to acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: the Acupuncture in Menopause study. Avis, Nancy E. PhD; Coeytaux, Remy R. MD, PhD; Levine, Beverly PhD; Isom, Scott MS; Morgan, Timothy PhD