Acupuncture :: Menopausal women may want to try acupuncture

The Pittsburgh Channel looks at the use of acupuncture in treating hot flashes, which the British Acupuncture Council has confirmed as an effective treatment after reviewing five small studies.

Hormone replacement therapy has been the traditional medication women use to fend off sometimes embarrassing hot flashes.

Now, some say they’re getting relief with acupuncture. It’s been overwhelmingly helpful for women with hot flashes.

The ancient Chinese treatment uses needles, supposedly to channel healing energy in the body. The British Acupuncture Council reviewed five small studies and found acupuncture can be effective in reducing hot flashes.

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