Menopause and Acupuncture
Menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45-55. It marks the end of a woman's child bearing years and enters them into their post menopausal years. Most women are said to be post menopausal once they have no had a monthly cycle for 6 months. While for some women this transition can be easy, others suffer from a variety of symptoms for an extended period of time. There is also surgically induced menopause, which occurs if a woman has had her uterus and ovaries removed and the body is forced into menopause.
Common Symptoms of Menopause
These symptom severity can vary in patients. Many women report 4-6 hot flashes a day while some women report 4-6 hot flashes an hour. While the body is trying to find a new hormonal balance, it is cycling at highs and lows causing extreme symptoms.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture helps the body to restore hormonal balance, reduces hot flashes, improves sleep, and levels out irritability. It is an effective treatment for anyone wanting to treat their menopausal symptoms naturally.