There’s been a bit of a flurry of activity recently in my research world, with our fabulous media rep scoring a news item on Channel Ten News, which aired on 9 April 2012. The news team were wonderful, and I was relieved that the whole affair was actually quite laid-back (despite the hours I spent stressing over choosing the right outfit for television the night before. Who would have thought my wardrobe palette just didn’t stand up to appearing on television?) We had over fifty enquiries and counting. It showed nationally, and random friends rang me from across the other side of the country to say they had seen me on TV.
I can’t speak highly enough of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. A national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health of women, they are an incredibly effective force to be reckoned with and have a huge internet presence. It’s been a pleasure to work with the dynamic team behind the scenes. The latest magazine features acupuncture and a brief blurb about the Acupause study. The magazine is free to download and always has yummy recipes.
Click here for the acupuncture feature.
Read our media release on our study on acupuncture for hot flushes here. Hot flushes are the most common and bothersome symptom during the menopause, and acupuncture might be an effective treatment. We need women to participate in clinical trials – so spread the word on this exciting research.