New Research Finds Acupuncture May Curb Severity of Hot Flashes

 

ABC news aired a segment this week about new research on menopause.  The study shows that acupuncture may help to curb the severity of hot flashes that are associated with menopause.

For many women, perimenopause and menopause can be a difficult time of transition. The symptoms associated with the hormonal changes in your body can be uncomfortable, overwhelming and for some women, embarrassing.  But why is it that some women suffer with severe hot flashes for years while others just stop having periods one day and barely have any symptoms at all?

From a Chinese medicine perspective, the answer lies within your body’s internal balance. We are symptom free and experience good health when there is harmony between the yin (cool) and yang (warm) energies in our bodies. Menopausal discomforts often arise if the scales become tipped and there is relative excess of yang/heat and a deficiency of yin/cold.  The accompanying symptoms often associated with this imbalance are hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and a feeling of restlessness or anxiety.

At the Elements of Health Centre, we have seen similar results in alleviating the discomforts of menopause that are described in both the ABC news clip and the research study.  Click here to read a few success stories from our patients.

~ blog entry by Stephanie Curran

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