For immediate release: 12 May 2015
All about acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the oldest complementary therapies in the world, first used in the Far East over 2,000 years ago. These days, many people use it to ease pain-related conditions, such as headaches or back pain. But is there any evidence that it works for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes as well?
In the Spring 2015 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Dorset GP Dr Jenifer Worden discusses whether acupuncture can help to ease menopausal symptoms and other health problems. She also looks at the different types of acupuncture, how acupuncture works and how to find a practitioner.
â€śResearch into acupuncture is ongoing and still inconclusive,â€ť says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. â€śYet many people find that it effectively relieves pain-related conditions. Women also try it for menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, especially if they canâ€™t or donâ€™t want to use HRT. If you decide to try acupuncture, itâ€™s important to consult an experienced regulated practitioner.â€ť
The Menopause Exchange, which was established in 1999, is completely independent and is not sponsored by any companies. It provides impartial, easily understood information to women and healthcare professionals. The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter contains articles written by top medical experts, such as gynaecologists, GPs, consultants, specialist menopause nurses, complementary practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians etc.
Other articles in the Spring 2015 issue of the newsletter include HRT alternatives for hot flushes and night sweats, hysterectomy and skin changes at the menopause, as well as recent news and Ask the Experts Q&As.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999.
2. Articles in previous issues of The Menopause Exchange newsletter include: Coping with the perimenopause; The menopause after cancer therapy; The menopause at work; Emotions at the menopause; The menopause: a partners guide; Side effects of HRT; Cholesterol and the menopause; Osteoporosis and the menopause.
3. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Masterâ€™s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause to employees in the workplace and hospitals, women and womenâ€™s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, health clubs and at exhibitions. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Masterâ€™s degree in Science Communication.
4. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.
5. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.