Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer, analysis suggests
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials indicates that acupuncture can affect the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause.
Acupuncture has been used for women during menopausal transition, but evidence is limited.
AbstractThe improved detection and successful treatment of breast cancer, resulting in better survival rates, has led to an increasing number of women living with the effects of treatment modalities and their long-term consequences. Menopausal symptoms following breast cancer can occur at an earlier age, be more severe and significantly influence a woman ’s overall wellbeing, in particular, sexual function, quality of life and adherence to treatment. There is a dearth of good quality evidence on the safest and most effective treatment options available for these women, and this article aims to summarize the current a...
For relief without a prescription, try black cohosh, controlled breathing, acupuncture and several other natural remedies for menopause symptoms.
(Natural News) Most older women will tell you menopause is a difficult stage in life. They experience hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, and a loss of libido, among others. These bothersome symptoms make it harder for them to enjoy life after retirement. Other women take medicine to get going. But recent research shows they...
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) An umbrella review from Duke Clinical Research Institute that was a comprehensive assessment of previous systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials has found that women who received acupuncture had less frequent and less severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause than women who did not have acupuncture.
AbstractPurpose of reviewMenopause is a life-changing event in numerous ways. Many women with migraine hold hope that the transition to the climacteric state will coincide with a cessation or improvement of migraine. This assumption is based mainly on common lay perceptions as well as assertions from many in the healthcare community. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this is far from the rule. Many women turn to a general practitioner or a headache specialist for prognosis and management. A natural instinct is to manipulate the offending agent, but in some cases, this approach backfires, or the concern for adverse events ou...
Conclusions: This patient reported a considerable improvement in all the outcome measures. She completed the treatment after experiencing great improvement in her QoL. Additional, larger-scale studies are warranted to investigate the effects of ICBA. PMID: 29410721 [PubMed]
Acupuncture can be useful for reducing vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information
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Conclusion The evidence suggested that TA can improve HF in menopausal women and could be a potential treatment for menopausal women.