Hot Flashes? Breeze Through Menopause with TCM

We all know acupuncture can help headaches or back pain but did you know it is one of the most effective treatments for hot flashes? Some women can have a very difficult time during menopause. Night sweats, hot flashes and mood swings can be a big interference in daily life. You might get a glimpse of what menopause is like if you have ever woke in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.

I have successfully treated many women who complain of hot flashes and night sweats. One patient in particular had such severe night sweats that she had to change her pajamas and bed sheets up to 4 times a night even with a fan on in the middle of the winter! After one treatment her night sweats had declined in severity and number by about 70%. Although this isn't a typical case, and most women see a more gradual improvement over a few weeks, there are success stories everywhere. And now that acupuncture is available almost everywhere in the country, women have a treatment option that is effective, affordable and side effect free!

More and more research is being done to support the evidence of acupuncture treatment for issues such as hot flashes. In an article on ABC World News, a recent study done in Angara, Turkey, shows that acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.  For the whole story check out the link below: