Acupuncture for Menopause

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Menopause

Did you know that acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of menopause? Recent research indicates that acupuncture treatment can be effective in helping women through this time of their lives.

In a study published in Menopause, researchers completed a meta- analysis of 104 studies in order to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms. The researchers found that acupuncture reduced both the frequency and severity of hot flashes. These findings suggest that acupuncture could be an effective alternative treatment for menopausal symptoms and women who suffer from uncomfortable hot flashes.

Menopause affects most women between ages 40- 58. According to, menopause is defined as the final menstrual period and is confirmed by one year without a menstrual cycle. Ultimately, menopause results in reduced hormones, including estrogen. Physical changes and symptoms can last 4-8 years, which can include hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, sleep disturbances, low energy and vaginal pain.

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine practice originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that are inserted into certain points on the body and in the skin. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain but can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms.

At Florida Keys Acupuncture, we provide acupuncture in a safe and therapeutic environment. Call us at 305-394-0668 to schedule an appointment or visit us online to learn more about acupuncture and our services.

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