Menopause is a time in a women’s life that is dreaded from the time they turn 40. Menopause happens when a women is ceasing to ovulate and create eggs. This process results in a decrease of estrogen. Many unpleasant symptoms happen with this process. Treatments for menopausal symptoms are often times expensive and not worth the risky side effects.
Acupuncture is the perfect solution for those who do not want to undergo procedures such as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). According to Chinese medicine the reason for menopause is to preserve the blood and energy of the women. The main component is said to be the kidneys because it is the root of life and longevity. Oriental Medicine shines in the area of menopause. Acupuncture can relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, foggy mind, and irritability. Acupuncturists will treat each individual’s specific symptoms. Both emotional and physical symptoms can be treated through acupuncture. Treatments include needling along the legs, arms, shoulders, back, and feet. Treatments should be carried out 1-2 times per week. Results of treatment can be seen for some people after one session, but for women suffering more severe ailments might take several appointments.
There has been extremely positive results, through multiple studies, for acupuncture as treatment for menopause. Acupuncture paired with lifestyle changes, and dietary adjustments can aid in the relief of menopause symptoms.