Treat Hot Flashes with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is emerging as one more safe and purely natural weapon women can use to fight the uncomfortable hot flashes associated with menopause.

Scientists assigned 29 patients to seven weeks of acupuncturetreatments or a fake version of the same thing (using sham needlesplaced in pressure-point areas that didn't pierce the skin).Interestingly, hot flashes reduced in frequency among both groups andthe quality of their sleep improved too (proving once again how placebos work so effectively).

Nevertheless, patients receiving the real thing acknowledged an evengreater plunge in the severity of their hot flashes than the placebogroup, certainly a better, safer choice than resorting to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Other proven treatments:

Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 86, No. 3, September 2006: 700-710

MSNBC September 25, 2006









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