Los Angeles Acupuncture Treatment for Menopause
A recent study in the journal of Fertility and Sterility reported that acupuncture has been proven to reduce hot flashes when they are the result of menopause. Menopause is the time in which a woman’s ovulation process ceases completely.
The scientists who conducted this test discovered that receiving acupuncture for seven weeks and significantly reduce how severe the hot flashes will be by over twenty-seven percent for those with menopause. Women with menopause who received a mock acupuncture treatment only had a six percent decrease in severity.
The study consisted of about thirty women with different ranges of frequency and severity of their hot flashes. Each of them suffered from at least six mild to chronic hot flashes a day. Each of the women received around ten treatments for those who specialized in acupuncture for a three month period. Half of the group was treated with acupuncture while the other half was treated with mock acupuncture, meaning the needles felt as if they penetrated the skin when in actuality they did not.
In the course of the study, the women who were receiving real acupuncture reported a significant drop in the frequency as well as the severity of their hot flashes, which was found to be exactly a twenty-seven percent drop. The women who received the placebo treatment only reported a six percent drop in severity. The severity was completely different in both groups, but the frequency was about the same.
This proves that acupuncture is a good choice for managing the symptoms of menopause. Mary Huang M.S., a researcher at Stanford University, stated that more clinical trials will have to be done to study more into acupuncture as a treatment for nighttime hot flashes caused by menopause.
Los Angeles Acupuncture Menopause Treatment