Acupuncture Relieves Menopause

ABC News with Diane Sawyer talks about the newest research on acupuncture as a relief for menopausal symptoms. A study of 53 postmenopausal women measured their symptoms on a 5 point scale before and after the treatment. 27 women received real acupuncture 2 times a week for 10 weeks and the rest received placebo acupuncture treatment. Women received real acupuncture experienced a significant decrease in menopausal symptoms compared to those who received placebo treatment. Researchers concluded that acupuncture may act on the hypothalamus and thus stabilizing body temperature.

Source: Acupuncture in Medicine

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