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A pilot study in the UK found that Chinese Medicine treatment is beneficial for menopausal symptoms. Six experienced practitioners were given the task to treat 117 peri-menopausal women for their menopausal symptoms with Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs. These treatments were over the course of six months with a maximum of 12 sessions. According to the MenQoL scale and the Green climacteric scale, the patients demonstrated significant improvements.

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Chinese Medicine treatment for menopausal symptoms in the UK health service: Is clinical trial warranted? Maturitas. 2014 Nov 20. pii: S0378-5122(14) 00354-5.


Acupuncture is beneficial for blood glucose metabolism according to this study conducted on sixteen obese women. Fasting  blood glucose levels were measured before and after their treatments and they were assigned in  either receiving electro-acupuncture on the dorsal side of their back (Bl18-Bl23), auricular electro-acupuncture or electro-acupuncture on the extremities (Co10,  Co11,  St36,  Zhongping). Results expressed an immediate decrease in fasting blood glucose in those groups assigned in the Dorsal and Limb groups. There was no change in the Ear group.

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Immediate effect of three different electro-acupuncture protocols on fasting blood glucose in obese patients: a pilot study. Acupunct Med. 2014 Dec 18. Pii: acupmed-2014-010662.

A randomized clinical trial on eighty four obese men showed that body electro-acupuncture and auricular acupuncture combined with a low caloric diet was helpful with weight loss. It was carried out over 6 weeks during which the men were divided into 4 groups. Two groups were real acupuncture and the other two groups were sham auricular acupuncture or body acupuncture. The body mass index, trunk fat mass, waist circumference, and hip circumference had reduced significantly in the two real groups. More specifically auricular acupuncture was more effective for hip circumference reductions and body electro-acupuncture resulted in greater reductions in waist circumference.

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Auricular or body acupuncture: which one is more effective in reducing abdominal fat mass in Iranian men with obesity. J Diabetes Metab Disord. Dec 5; 13(1):92.


There is growing evidence that Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary, lifestyle recommendations) increases the odds of fertility and having a live birth. Take a look HERE.


For additional information I recommend visiting the Acupuncture Evidence Project.