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Acupuncture Eases Symptoms Due to Menopause

Fifty-three postmenopausal women were split into two groups, one receiving traditional acupuncture and the other group got sham treatments for 10 weeks. Those who received acupuncture experienced less severe hot flashes and mood swings compared to women who got the sham treatment but did not decrease the rates of other problems. The acupuncture was independent of the changes in hormone levels that lead to menopause and the symptoms women experience. Researchers believe that acupuncture should be offered to women who are unable or unwilling to use hormone replacement therapy. The complete study can be found online at Acupuncture in Medicine.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 8 years ago by Kristie Hayes

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Tags: Acupuncture, Benefits of Acupuncture, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hot Flashes, Menopause, Mood Swings

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