Acupuncture for Menopause
Going through the menopause is a natural occurrence but it can be a challenging time. For many women the menopause can bring physical and or psychological discomfort.
The symptoms can vary from woman to woman and are caused by hormonal fluctuations and decreases in oestrogen and progesterone levels that occur during the menopausal transition and during the menopause, when the periods cease completely.
Research studies have found that:
“A brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome, menopausal symptoms”
(BMJ Open) 19 February 2019
The researchers concluded that acupuncture offers “a realistic treatment option for women who can’t or don’t want to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)".
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The study further concluded that among women with moderate to severe symptoms, acupuncture was associated with reductions in hot flushes, excess sweating, mood swings, sleep disturbances and skin and hair problems.
A course of acupuncture treatment can help restore hormonal balance and help with menopausal symptoms by:
- Regulating the hormones
- Reducing hot flushes and night sweats
- Helping with insomnia and sleep disturbances
- Helping to balance mood swings and irritability
- Increasing relaxation and reducing tension