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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Effects of Acupuncture on Menopause: Part 1

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Although symptoms typical of menopause may ease in postmenopausal women, they sometimes persist during this stage. A recent study explored the effects of acupuncture on hot flashes and health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women. You can find the study here or read below for a summary.

Summary: Participants included postmenopausal women who experienced an average of seven hot flashes a day. The experimental group received ten acupuncture treatments and self-care advice, while the control group received only self-care advice. The participants recorded the frequency and severity (on a scale of one to ten) of their hot flashes.   Their health-related quality of life was measured by the Women’s Health Questionnaire.

Results: The hot flash frequency decreased by 5.8 per 24 hours in the experimental group and 3.7 per 24 hours in the control group. The hot flash severity also decreased by 3.2 units in the experimental group and 1.8 in the control group. Additionally, results of the Women’s Health Questionnaire showed that the experimental group experienced statistically significant improvements in vasomotor, sleep, and somatic symptoms compared with the control group.

Conclusion: Acupuncture in combination with self-care can reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and improve quality of life in postmenopausal women.

At OMBE, we have two acupuncturists on staff who specialize in women’s health. Call or book online to schedule an appointment or free, 30-minute consult.

Check back next week for more research on how acupuncture can ease the symptoms of menopause!

 

Source

Borud, Einar Kristian, et al. (2009). The Acupuncture on Hot Flushes Among Menopausal Women (ACUFLASH) study, a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of The North American Menopause Society (16)3, 484-493.

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