Acupuncture for Menopause: a new study

Journal of Menopause published a study on acupuncture’s beneficial effects for the condition typically affecting women when they reach 46-52 years of age.

The study showed that acupuncture significantly reduced vasomotor symptoms by as much as 36.7 per cent. It improved the quality of life of women by reducing hot flash interference, sleep quality, physical symptoms, memory symptoms, and anxiety.

The treatment had a lasting effect. All these benefits persisted at least 6 months beyond the end of a course of acupuncture.

National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (USA) funded the study. Researchers from Duke University and Wake Forrest School of Medicine.

Reference: Avis NE, Coeytaux RR, Isom S, et al. Acupuncture in Menopause (AIM) study: a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial. Menopause. 2016;23(6):626-637.