Can acupuncture be effective for menopausal symptoms?

A brand-new review of range of the research published by Evidence Based Acupuncture (USA) concludes that acupuncture can offer effective support for menopausal symptoms.

The summary, written by acupuncturists and menopause specialists, Katherine Berry and Natalie Chandra Saunders, found acupuncture effective for hot flushes, depression, anxiety, and insomnia, all of which commonly affect menopausal women. The study, published on 29th March 2021, also found evidence that acupuncture can potentially be of benefit in chronic, post-menopausal health conditions, including osteoporosis.

Menopause is associated with a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. Currently, the most common treatment is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However, many women are reluctant to use this medication since the Women’s Health Initiative study revealed potential dangers, including an increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Many women seek alternatives and acupuncture is an excellent option.  It can also act as an effective add-on therapy for those already taking HRT or other medicines.

Despite its far-reaching benefits, many women are unaware of precisely how acupuncture can ease the most common menopausal symptoms. As someone who’s been through the menopause, I can sympathise with symptoms and offer support through appropriate acupuncture treatments. Phone or email me for a free short consultation to find out how acupuncture could help you cope.

To read the full summary of the research review visit