A recent study found that acupuncture for the treatment of menopause symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot, or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The study recently conducted by a Danish Team from Copenhagen said that their findings which are published in the online Journal BMJ Open, show that acupuncture offers “a realistic” treatment option for women who cannot, or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy.
Study co-author Dr Kamma Sundgaard Lund said: “Not all menopausal women need or request treatment, and we believe that acupuncture intervention is most relevant to women who experience moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms.”
Conclusions from the study: “The standardised and brief acupuncture treatment produced a fast and clinically relevant reduction in moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms during the six-week interventions. No severe adverse effects were reported”.
Alternative therapies should only be decided upon after taking advice from qualified professionals.
Kamma Sundgaard Lund et al. Study: Efficacy of a standardised acupuncture approach for women with bothersome menopausal symptoms: a pragmatic randomised study in primary care (the ACOM Study). Retrieved on 22 February 2019. Retrieved from https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/1/e023637?fbclid=IwAR3XuM5XQX6mjLyyvKJEtL_0_FqnkaNnnldNyacIkW98wHIThg7Zsmujcgs