GP acupuncture may relieve hot flushes

It offers a low-cost, effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, say researchers

Acupuncture delivered by a GP may offer relief from menopause symptoms, including hot flushes, sleep disturbances and skin and hair problems, a small study suggests.

The findings show that acupuncture is a potential treatment for women suffering moderate-to-severe symptoms but who would rather avoid hormone therapy, the researchers say.