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Hot flashes, or what my mom likes to call her private Hawaiian moments, are a common problem for many of the patients I see in my Kelowna Acupuncture Clinic. Hot flashes are one of the most aggravating symptoms of an imbalance during menopause, they interrupt sleep, disrupt daily activities and can be anywhere from a mild nuisance to an overwhelming, inescapable personal hell.
The good news is, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are safe and effective in the treatment of hot flashes due to menopause. With the use of ultra-fine acupuncture needles your Kelowna Acupuncturists Travis McIndoe and Vivi Wu can bring relief from the heat.
Though it is not an overnight fix, over the course of several visits your symptoms will begin to ease and eventually go away or remain mild.
The best thing about using acupuncture to treat hot flashes is that there are no negative side effects and no increased risk of cancer from the treatment. There are other beneficial “side effects” from using acupuncture for hot flashes, some of which are: improved sleep, improved mood, lower stress and anxiety and more energy. All good things in my opinion.
Acupuncture not only relieves the severity of your hot flashes but also lowers the frequency, duration and reduces sweating. It’s important to remember that though menopause is a normal change in a woman’s life, severe symptoms, such as hot flashes, are not.
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If you have hot flashes, book your acupuncture appointment at Balance Point Kelowna today 778-484-9922.
Contributed by: Travis McIndoe TCMP and Vivi Wu RAC foremost experts in acupuncture and woman's health.