Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? > Health-in-Motion 07 December 2016 Are you struggling with hot flashes? Are you struggling with hot flashes? They’re a very common complaint among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Perhaps acupuncture might relieve the problem. A recent study indicates that for about 50 per cent of women, eight weeks of acupuncture can reduce the frequency of hot flashes by almost half. It’s well worth a try as a relatively cheap and low-risk treatment option. If it works for you, you should expect to see the benefits after about three or four weeks. 0 More: Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical This potential health risk of a cockroach will shock you Medical Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Medical 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Lifestyle 5 diseases that can keep you out of the office for months Medical Only 2% of SA kids are treated for this potentially lethal illness Diet and nutrition Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Could it be? » Can coughing help you during a heart attack? Is it a cold or an allergy? 7 myths about cough 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Here's why you should never ignore a persistent cough... Do you know the difference? » 6 ways sinusitis can cause a mysterious 'brain fog' Here’s how sinusitis can lead to brain swelling Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Sometimes symptoms can be misleading, and you’re not quite sure if what you’ve got is allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Here’s how to spot the difference.