Menopause is a condition that affects women after a certain age. The term is used to describe the physical and psychological changes women go through before or after their menstrual cycle stops. After Menopause occurs, women stop reproducing. Menopause usually occurs after the age of 40 but for some women, it can start early. This can be due to a number of reasons. Autoimmune diseases, premature ovarian failure and surgical procedures can result in early Menopause or worsen symptoms of Menopause. Not to worry we have a solution in Acupuncture for Menopause.
Symptoms of Menopause: Different women have different symptoms but the most common symptoms include
- Weight Gain
- Hot flashes and mood swings.
Some women do not experience hot flashes or other symptoms such as joint and muscle aches. Therefore, it can be difficult to tell whether Menopause is occurring or not. Symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, changes in the menstrual cycle, weight gain and mood swings can be associated with depression. This makes it harder for women to know.
How Acupuncture for Menopause Can Help:
Women going through Menopause can find it difficult to do even the simplest of tasks. Spending time with friends and family can become difficult as their symptoms become difficult to manage. Fatigue and headaches can take a toll on their physical well-being and mood swings or irritability can make them prone to outbursts, which can affect their relationships with loved ones. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that uses fine needles, known as acupuncture needles, to alleviate the symptoms of stress. Each needle is inserted below the surface of the skin, near the nerves, targeting different pressure points.
This promotes blood circulation in the body helping tensed muscles relax and jump-starting the nervous system in the healing mode. When the mind and body relax, the symptoms of Menopause are alleviated. The effects of fatigue, tensed muscles, anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia are reduced.
Women who suffer from hot flashes may also find relief with Acupuncture therapy as stress is one of the causes of aggravating hot flashes. Acupuncture also slows down the heart rate, normalizing it. Therefore, women who suffer from hot flashes (that can cause an increase in a heartbeat) will find the therapy to be relaxing and will find improvement in breathing problems and anxiety.