Menopause is a time of transition for women who also experience a wide range of unwanted symptoms. Such symptoms include migraines, insomnia, hot flashes, and mood swings. The frequency and severity of these symptoms can vary for each woman. Acupuncture is a natural form of treatment that can provide relief from such symptoms.
Traditional Chinese medicine’s perspective of menopause
Menopause occurs when a woman no longer ovulates. This major change can bring some unwanted symptoms as the body tries to adapt to the decrease in estrogen production. Although menopause has often been given a reputation in Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine presents it in a more positive light. Western medicine’s approach to treating menopausal symptoms have been proven to be effective. However, these benefits are only short term and can often provide unwanted side effects that can make women feel worse. Instead of adding more estrogen to the body, traditional Chinese medicine looks at correcting any existing imbalances. While following the methods of traditional Chinese medicine, women are relying on their body’s natural resources to improve any imbalances that may be present, thereby potentially making menopause a more enjoyable transition.
Acupuncture Provides Relief from Hot Flashes
Hot flashes appear to be the most common symptoms among women who are going through menopause. Acupuncture can help provide relief naturally and reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes. This can be great news especially during the hot summer months. While it may take a few sessions to start seeing results, the time is all worth it. Acupuncture allows the body to naturally stimulate the production of estrogen and progesterone in a risk-free manner while reducing the occurrence or severity of hot flashes. The body’s chemistry naturally adjusts as the acupoints are activated from acupuncture sessions.
Acupuncture can reduce mood swings and instances of insomnia
Acupuncture’s capacity to increase the production of endorphins will leave you feeling relaxed, happier, and better able to sleep. All of these great results can lead women to have a more positive perspective on this significant life transition.
Ways to complement your acupuncture sessions
Women who exercise on a regular basis and follow a healthy diet are much more likely to see relief from their menopausal symptoms in a shorter period of time. When you meet with me for acupuncture sessions, I can offer you specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations to best suit your needs. For example, green tea being is rich in antioxidants. Increasing your intake can potentially improve your overall well being. Here are some great green tea frozen yogurt recipes to will help you stay cool and healthy during your hot flashes.
Menopause does not have to be a time of dread and anguish. Because very woman has a different experience with menopause, the treatment regimen should also be different. If you’re a woman who is going through unpleasant menopausal symptoms, and you’d like to learn more about how I can help you, then feel free to contact me for a complimentary 15-minute consultation session!