Menopause is the point in a women’s life that her period stops. It begins most often after 45 years old because the women’s ovaries have stopped producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Several different symptoms appear and acupuncture helps to minimize the effects.
Acupuncture is a non-invasive and effective way to stabilize menopause symptoms by balancing hormones, reducing insomnia and irritability, and lessening hot flashes. Acupuncture also helps to diminish anxiety and mood swings associated with menopause.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes this is a natural occurrence in a women’s life due to stress, workload, grief, giving birth, and regular day-to-day living, which causes imbalances in your body thus resulting in menopausal symptoms.
For a lot of people symptoms from period cramps can be easily fixed with over-the-counter pain medication or the use of heating pads. But others who experience severe period pain may look to acupuncture to lessen the harsh effects each month.
Acupuncture promotes optimal blood flow to and from the reproductive organs, reduces chronic inflammation, improves hormone balance, and reduces stress. Acupuncture doesn’t just aid in menstruation symptoms, it can also help with fertility problems as well as many other women’s health problems and difficulties.
Women’s Health Benefits from Acupuncture:
Menstruation issues such as irregular cycles, no periods, and PMS
Lowered immune system due to stress
Pregnancy issues such as back pain and morning sickness
Dr. Jane Catania, DACM
Board Certified & Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist Trained in China & U.S.