Acupuncture may reduce severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes
"The investigators found that women who underwent acupuncture
experienced a reduction in the severity and frequency of hot flashes for
up to 3 months. Furthermore, the treatment appeared to have a
beneficial effect on hot flashes regardless of the number of doses,
sessions or duration of treatment received."
Whiteman, H. (2014, July 19). "Acupuncture may reduce severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes."
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Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual symptoms:
"The success rate of AP [acupuncture] in treating PMS symptoms was 77.8%, whereas it
was 5.9%. in the placebo group. The positive influence of AP in treating
PMS symptoms can be ascribed to its effects on the serotoninergic and
opioidergic neurotransmission that modulates various psychosomatic
functions. The initial positive results of PMS symptoms with a holistic
approach are encouraging and AP should be suggested to the patients as a
method of treatment."