For many women, menopause and the years leading up to it can be a time of troubling physical and mental symptoms. Up to 80% of women experience menopausal symptoms. Fortunately an experienced, licensed acupuncture practitioner from Aligned Modern Health can help alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
In addition to hot flashes and night flashes, your metabolism slows down. You may have a drop in your sex drive. You may wake in the early hours of the morning and not be able to go back to sleep. Other symptoms include:
- Memory changes
- Urinary and vaginal symptoms
- Skin changes
Once you are in menopause (you haven’t had a period for 12 months), the symptoms may continue four or five years, but they decrease in intensity and frequency over time.
Causes of Menopause
As you approach menopause, your ovaries produce less estrogen. Your periods become irregular before stopping completely. As your body adjusts to less estrogen and no periods, you may experience symptoms.
Loss of estrogen is related to loss in another hormone, serotonin. Serotonin is key for boosting your mood and regulating your emotions. Serotonin loss may lead to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. If you are experiencing mental health issues due to lower serotonin, acupuncture can help.
A Natural, Effective Treatment
As acupuncture proves useful in a myriad of medical applications, several studies have demonstrated the effects of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms. At Aligned Modern Health, we often help patients who are looking for treatments outside of hormone replacement therapy, which may increase risk for breast cancer. We also see patients looking for a natural co-treatment to help relieve menopausal symptoms, as some medications used for menopausal symptoms come with additional side effects such as sleep disturbance, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue.
Acupuncture may help women dealing with moderate to severe symptoms of menopause and may work to reduce hot flashes, excess sweating, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and skin and hair problems.
In addition, acupuncture can help with:
- Increasing your libido
- Improving your hormone balance
- Helping speed up a slowing metabolism
You don’t have to suffer symptoms during menopause. Make an appointment with an acupuncture practitioner at Aligned Modern Health today! Fill out the form below to get started.