Would you like relief from hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia due to menopause?
Today approximately 40 million American women suffer with the unpleasant and sometimes debilitating symptoms of menopause — about 80% of them having hot flashes and night sweats.
Hot flashes are a series of symptoms that affect women, mostly those approaching or in menopause. Hot flashes may be the single most aggravating symptom during menopause — they are the subjective sensation of intense warmth in the upper body, neck and face. They are caused by hormone changes within the body and when they occur at night, are referred to as “night sweats.”
It is not uncommon for women affected by them to experience insomnia, restlessness, irritability, and depression. They may occur in 80% of menopausal women, and may last for up to five years.
It’s no wonder that women are taking charge of their health and looking for relief!
Women are also looking towards holistic therapies to treat their symptoms. And studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment.
From 1997 to 1999, one of the first studies in the United States to explore the effectiveness of acupuncture in alleviating hot flashes, insomnia and nervousness, conducted by Dr. Susan Cohen, D.S.N., APRN, associate professor of the University of Pittsburgh, it was found that during the course of acupuncture treatments, hot flashes decreased by 35% and insomnia decreased by 50%. A follow-up study revealed hot flashes significantly decreased in those receiving acupuncture, compared to those receiving routine care.
Acupuncture almost always clears the hot flashes easily and quickly, with only a few treatments. What a wonderful relief! The point sites chosen do not hurt, are gentle, and effective. Patients feel a sense of increased well-being and a higher energy level.
Other symptoms such as insomnia can be treated at the same time. In fact, acupuncture is helpful and relevant for treating all sleep problems. Acupuncture works by approaching the mind and body holistically to address internal imbalance, encouraging the flow of natural energy, and releasing physical and mental tension.
Acupuncture can curb hot flashes and night sweats, balance the endocrine system, improve sleep quality and energy levels, improve irritability and the feeling of fogginess, increase your immune function, promote mind-body relaxation, and strengthen metabolism.
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