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Acupuncture and Menopausal Hot Flashes

On a chilly winter day in Calgary we might imagine that having a hot flash would feel wonderful!  Unfortunately, even women who have a history of being on the chilly side find that hot flashes are incredibly uncomfortable.  Many women describe feeling as if they were trapped in a furnace.  Beyond the discomfort of having a menopausal hot flash, most women also feel embarrassed by these unpredictable hormonal heat waves.  No one feels their best when they are sweating buckets in a business metting, at work, or out with friends.

The good news is that Acupuncture is very effective at treating Menopause and helping to descrease the frequency and severity of hot flashes.  The benefit of having Acupuncture treatments during Menopause is that the focus is on a pattern of imbalance – not just the one symptom.  This means that while the hot flashes and night sweats are disappearing patients will also notice that they feel calmer, more energetic, and have improved sleep.


Dr. Maria Wristen is a passionate practitioner who is dedicated to helping her clients achieve optimal physical and emotional well-being. She strives to empower her patients, encouraging them to take a proactive role in their health through changes in lifestyle and nutrition.