Relieve menopause symptoms with acupuncture

(Natural News) Acupuncture offers an alternative approach to improving the quality of life of menopausal women. A Danish study found that a brief course of the traditional Chinese medicinal treatment could reduce some of the symptoms of menopause. Current treatment methods for menopausal symptoms include hormonal replacement therapy and non-hormonal approaches. Both types produce adverse side...
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This study, therefore, aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacopuncture with hominis placenta extract (PLC) compared to injections of normal saline, in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women in Korea.Methods/designThis study is a randomized placebo-controlled single-blind multi-center parallel-design trial. In total, 128 perimenopausal or postmenopausal women who meet the inclusion criteria will be recruited. The treatment group will receive PLC pharmacopuncture twice a week, for a total of 18 sessions over 9  weeks. The control group will receive injections of normal saline at the same acupoints during...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The National Institutes of Health estimates the prevalence of insomnia in menopausal women at 40 –50%. Some studies have shown that acupuncture might be effective in treating primary insomnia and insomnia relat...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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Source: Gynecological Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
DiscussionIf the results confirm that acupuncture is effective and safe for the treatment on insomnia in menopausal women, this positive outcome could provide evidence for clinical application.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR1800018645. Registered on 10 January 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of Urtica dioica in comparison with placebo, acupuncture and combined therapy on hot flashes and quality of life in postmenopausal women. METHODS: In a double-blinded randomized controlled trial, patients were treated for 7 weeks then followed up 4 weeks. Seventy-two postmenopausal women who reported at least 20 hot flashes attacks per week were randomly allocated into one of the 4 groups of Urtica dioica 450 mg/day and acupuncture 11 sessions (A), acupuncture and placebo (B), sham acupuncture and Urtica dioica (C), and sha...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Hongmei Zhu, Sha Nan, Chuanguang Suo, Qiulin Zhang, Manli Hu, Rong Chen, Juan Wan, Meng Li, Jianguo Chen and Mingxing Ding* College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary (HPO) axis is a dominant system controlling ovulation during puberty. Electro-acupuncture (EA) has been widely used to cure the reproductive diseases associated with endocrinological disorders. However, whether EA treatment affects HPO axis activity of physiological animals and induces alterations on the hormones in the HPO axis was also unclear. Here, we performed the EA stimuli on bil...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
A brief course of acupuncture may help ease menopausal symptoms and offer a treatment alternative to hormone replacement therapy, suggested astudy in BMJ Open.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions and Relevance Acupuncture is an increasingly popular therapy with many potential applications in obstetrics and gynecology. A general understanding of the basic principles of acupuncture and the safety and efficacy of its practice is necessary for the general obstetrician and gynecologist to make informed recommendations to patients. Target Audience Obstetricians and gynecologists, family physicians. Learning Objectives After completing this activity, the learner should be better able to identify the basic concepts of traditional Chinese medicine and how it differs from Western medicine; describe common...
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research
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Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
Conclusion: Acupuncture, yoga, and health and wellness education classes all demonstrated statistically similar effectiveness in reduction of hot flash frequency compared with controls.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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