Can acupuncture be effective for menopausal symptoms?

A recent review of research into how acupuncture can support women with menopausal symptoms concludes that acupuncture can offer effective support for menopausal symptoms.

The summary, written by acupuncturists and menopause specialists, Katherine Berry and Natalie Chandra Saunders, and published by Evidence Based Acupuncture (USA) 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 that acupuncture can help ease the most common menopausal symptoms. As someone who’s been through the menopause myself, 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 

If you’d like to find out more how acupuncture can support your health and well being, all you have to do is get in touch to arrange your free short consultation. Online or by phone, and with no obligation at all, you can ask questions about any aspect of treatment, from what to wear to your sessions to the evidence-base of cutting edge research showing how acupuncture may help you cope better with specific complaints and conditions.

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