Acupuncture for menopause is a natural treatment; it will reduce hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and correct emotional and hormonal imbalances.
Acupuncture for menopause – natural treatment for a natural condition.
Acupuncture for menopause is a gentle, natural, non-evasive and effective way to deal with the symptoms of aging of the woman’s reproduction system. Acupuncture for menopause balances symptoms, by matching hormones, reducing hot flushes, insomnia, and irritability and by inducing better sleep. It will improve the quality of life and inspire a woman to take a positive perspective on the changes happening in her life.
Natural menopause normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 56. During the period of the climacteric, a variety of symptoms may be experienced, which cause varying extents of distress. The most common of these are hot flushes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, but insomnia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, aches and pains, headache, palpitations, genital and urinary problems are also common. Estimates of the percentage of women who experience symptoms distressing enough for them to visit their GP vary from15-25% (Chamberlain & Malvern 1996:136) to 20-60% (Lyttleton 1990b:5). For a percentage of these women, their ‘normal’ way of life and work becomes increasingly difficult. Conventional treatment is usually hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which is considered to be effective in treating the symptoms, and may be prescribed for years. Some women find HRT effective, but others experience many distressing effects; some are advised against taking it, or are unwilling to take it. Continuing distress caused by their symptoms prompts many women to seek help from acupuncture. Interestingly, Wadlow & Peringer (1996) show that nearly 30% of all patients presenting to acupuncturists are women aged 40-59.
How acupuncture for menopause may help you?
Women seeking acupuncture for menopause may suffer from a variety of symptoms that may present in a configuration that is unique to them. One of the strengths of acupuncture for menopause is in the tailoring of treatment to that unique individual. However, it also makes for difficulties when designing studies to examine its effectiveness. The reported randomized studies are small but sufficient enough to recognize the value of acupuncture for menopause in a clinic.
Throughout our life we spend Yin energy for work, stress handling, grief, giving birth, taking care of others illness and just general day to day living. This means that the woman’s body is not as efficient at balancing of natural rhythms of cooling, calming, moistening, leaving us with symptoms we describe as irritated, hot flushes, anxiety, not sleeping and generally feeling out of balance and not quite self-confident.
Although in general terms the main perspective of treatment is to nourish Yin. Acupuncture does not treat any two people alike, your acupuncturist will take your medical and emotional history and put together a treatment protocol recognizing that the symptoms you are feeling will change at each visit.
As menopause can occur at any age, for some females this period of life may become a time of heightened emotions. An acupuncturist will help those women to understand the physical and emotional symptoms they are suffering from. The holistic practitioner who is an expert not only in acupuncture for menopause but also experienced in hypnotherapy, homeopathic medicine, reiki, etc. will help patients to create a self-care program that suits their lifestyle. Also, this practitioner can work with female patients to take conscious action to overcome and self-manage symptoms of menopause
What is acupuncture for menopause?
The classical Chinese explanation for acupuncture for menopause is that there are special energy channels inside of human bodies that run in regular patterns throughout our body and over its surface. These energy channels are called meridians. Like rivers flowing through a human body, they irrigate and nourish all tissues. These meridians lines can become obstructed by emotional or physical trauma much like a landslide that obstructs the flow of a river.
To re-establish the regular flow of Qi energy through the meridians, very fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points along the meridians to regulate your energy flow and unblock obstructions or stagnant energy this activates your body’s natural healing to correct imbalances in your body’s systems.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release internally synthesized chemicals to the skin, muscles, spinal cord, and brain.
At Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic the team of practitioners under a supervision of the internationally recognized specialist in alternative medicine, Medical Doctor Victor Tsan, developed a protocol for acupuncture for menopause that brings women’s body to harmony relieving the specific for this condition symptoms.