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Bothered by Hot Flashes? Acupuncture Might Be the Answer, Analysis Suggests

(Science Daily) [A] meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials … indicates that acupuncture can affect the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause…
An extensive search of previous studies evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture uncovered 104 relevant students, of which 12 studies with 869 participants met the specified inclusion criteria to be included in this current study. While the studies provided inconsistent findings on the effects of acupuncture on other menopause-related symptoms such as sleep problems, mood disturbances and sexual problems, they did conclude that acupuncture positively impacted both the frequency and severity of hot flashes.
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