Acupuncture for Menopause
On average, 8 in every 10 women will suffer from the uncomfortable side effects of menopause atsome time in their life. These sudden hormonal changes can have a significant impact on your daily life, but acupuncture could help in restoring balance.
Natural Menopause most commonly occurs in women aged between 45-56 and according to The British Acupuncture Council, it is estimated that ‘the percentage of women who experience symptoms distressing enough for them to visit their GP vary from 15-25%’. The climacteric period of menopause can induce a variety uncomfortable but common symptoms such as hot flushes, anxiety, night sweats and vaginal dryness. But many women will also be prone to experiencing severe headaches, depression, fatigue, palpitations, aches and pains as well as urinary issues.
Acupuncture seeks to rectify any hormonal imbalances and restore harmony within the body by inserting hair thin needles into certain acupoints. Through inserting these needles into the specific acupoints, it allows pathogens to exit the body which relieves and reduces any pain, allowing your hormones to rebalance themselves. Any feelings of anxiety and worry can also be combatted by gently stimulating the nervous system in order to release neurochemical messenger modules. These modules work to quickly deactivate the part of your brain responsible for stress and anxiety.
The British Acupuncture Council’s website contains evidence which demonstrates the benefits of acupuncture for those suffering from the symptoms of menopause. Clinical research has indicated that ‘there is benefit in the use of acupuncture in the alleviation of menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flushes and anxiety’. There have also been studies to suggest that ‘acupuncture therapy has a similar effect on hormones circulating in the blood as hormone replacement therapy’.
Acupuncture treatments can be safely used in conjunction with other conventional treatments for menopausal symptoms such as anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. The combination of these treatments helps to promote relaxation in the mind and body, improving your overall wellbeing.
Acupuncture That Works can provide a range of acupuncture which could help if you are currently suffering from the side effects of menopause. For a free initial consultation please call us on 08000517688 to speak to one of our team.
Acupuncture That Works are based in Northwich and provide acupuncture services for Northwich and the whole of Cheshire.