It’s something every woman must face, eventually. And it’s a solid guarantee that nobody looks forward to it.
A time of great change and transition, it’s a milestone that comes with the aging process and can be quite difficult on the female body.
But what if we told you acupuncture can help?
In a recent article from Medical News Today, it was revealed that just a short time spent with acupuncture treatments could significantly reduce some of the harshest symptoms of menopause.
Researches of this study decided to focus on one of the most common complains — hot flashes.
Here’s how the study went down.
Of seventy women experiencing menopause, half were given a 15-minute acupuncture session once a week for 5 weeks. All were given a questionnaire about their menopause symptoms and it was filled out at 3, 6, 8 11 and 26 weeks. In only 3 short weeks, the group receiving acupuncture noticed a decrease in their hot flashes.
After six weeks, EIGHTY percent of the women receiving acupuncture believed it had helped. And, they also experienced relief in severity and/or frequency of sweating, sleep issues, emotional and mood problems, and their skin nail issues.
We also know that it can help with reduction in anxiety, depression, weigh management and anti-aging, too.
Though the study has faced some criticism, largely due to the ambiguity surrounding what’s called the “placebo effect” of acupuncture, it’s evident that a large number of women were left feeling better after just once weekly acupuncture. And that’s good enough for us.
So, what are you waiting for? Give acupuncture a try today.