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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 3

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As discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, research shows acupuncture can have beneficial effects on menopause and significantly ease its symptoms. A recent study from the Journal of The North American Menopause Society also examined acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating menopause.

Methods: The controlled study consisted of peri- and postmenopausal women who were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group received twelve acupuncture treatments and maintained their usual care for four weeks. The control group simply underwent usual care. To measure hot flashes, the researchers multiplied their frequency by their severity on a scale of one to ten. These calculations were recorded daily.

Researchers measured the change in the women’s hot flash scores over the four-week period. Also, using the total Menopause Rating Scale, they measured the change in other menopause-related symptoms.

Results: The change in hot flash score was –16.57 in the acupuncture group and only –6.93 in the control group. Measurements from the Menopause Rating Scale showed significant improvements in the psychological, somatic, and urogenital symptoms within the acupuncture group compared to the control group.

Conclusion: This study shows that receiving acupuncture in conjunction with usual care can ease hot flashes and other menopause-related symptoms in peri- and 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.

 

Source

Kim, Kun Hyung, et al. (2010). Effects of acupuncture on hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women—a multicenter randomized clinical trial. The Journal of The North American Menopause Society (17)2, 269–280.

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