Acupuncture Menopause – Can Acupuncture Keep you more comfortable through the transition?
If you haven’t yet tried acupuncture menopause may be the deciding factor. It just may be the thing that pushes you to take that next step…to try an alternative approach that could help you get through the hormonal changes of this challenging time. If you knew that acupuncture might bring relief, wouldn’t you be open to giving it a try? After all, what have you got to lose? I’m sure you’re not ready to slow down yet. Many women in their 50s feel it’s the most productive time of their lives.
This study shows how acupuncture helped women who were suffering with hot flashes.
Acupuncture Menopause – help for insomnia, weight gain and night sweats
Fatigue. Weight gain. Hot flashes. Low libido. Hair loss. These are the top five most bothersome symptoms reported by women going through the mid-life change. Some women, luckily, never have any of these issues. But for those who do it can be a very uncomfortable time and for them acupuncture can be a real lifesaver. It can also help with sleep problems, mood swings, irritability, headaches and more.
“I suffered through almost a year of intense perimenopausal symptoms before a friend referred me to Janene. After just a couple of visits I noticed a dramatic improvement in symptoms and within a couple of months they were gone – no more depression, anxiety, hot flashes or insomnia. In fact, I now sleep better than I have in years and without sleep aids. I recommend this approach to anyone suffering with perimenopausal symptoms – it has restored my life.”
- L.R., female, 47
Acupuncture Menopause – what else can chinese medicine offer?
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can also help balance hormones. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to regulate menopausal symptoms and keep women more comfortable. You can read more about herbal medicine in Christiane Northrup, MD’s excellent book, “The Wisdom of Menopause”.
In addition to hot flashes and hair loss, changes in your metabolism and sleep patterns are also hormonally driven. Often simple things like adjusting the ratio of carbs to protein in your diet or reducing sugar, alcohol, caffeine and dairy can make you feel much better. Cutting back on caffeine by having a decaf latte once a week as a special treat instead of 1 or 2 daily can make a huge difference. More individual recommendations can be followed as part of an overall treatment plan. At Fertile Ground Acupuncture we take diet and lifestyle into account and help you find the best choices for your body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture menopause…it can bring relief.