I am pleased to announce that after seven acupuncture treatments, I am fairly convinced that it significantly reduced my menopause symptoms, even if I can’t prove it scientifically. (I will leave that task to the integrative medicine researchers.) Other improvements, increased energy, improved concentration, and improved mood are a bit harder to link to the acupuncture since there are a number of possible confounding variables such as healing after surgery, the impact of my daily exercise and healthy diet, the impact of my psychotherapy sessions, and the impact of my mindfulness exercises. It is possible that none or all of these factors are contributing to my improved health.

So, I am giving acupuncture the thumbs up. You might give it a try. The following blog might be helpful, Weekly Cup of Qi.