Menopause, a natural process all women go through, is most often associated with older women. However, the process of menopause can start very early on in a woman's life and affects every woman differently. Symptoms can have a wide range, and the process of menopause can be short for some or long for others, spanning several years or even beyond a decade in some cases.
In addition, it can feel frustrating during perimenopause, which begins long before a woman's final menstruation. Finding remedies and help for menopause can be challenging, especially for women who have difficulty or feel embarrassed discussing the feelings and symptoms they are struggling with on a daily basis. Acupuncture can provide not only relief for symptoms associated with menopause but also help those on the journey of menopause.
How Acupuncture Helps with Menopause
Menopause and the symptoms that come from menopause all stem from a woman's changing hormones and blood regularity in the body, both things directly affected and improved by acupuncture. Acupuncture's ability to help improve a woman's blood health, flow, and regularity will help ease those feeling the symptoms associated with irregular menstruation cycles, which is common during the onset of menopause. As those menstruation cycles begin to regulate, those symptoms will start to ease.
The act of acupuncture stimulates a healing reaction in the body, promotes overall wellness, and encourages the body to return to a state of balance. This can help with symptoms such as fevers, night sweats, and mood swings. The release of healthy hormones throughout the body after an acupuncture treatment help reduce these symptoms, which are triggered by an imbalance in hormones, and restore balance, decreasing the likelihood of these symptoms returning or, at the very least, reducing the severity of those symptoms.
Releasing Endorphins Through Acupuncture
Many people seek acupuncture treatments for the benefits it has in reducing pain. This benefit is not limited to sports or medical injuries. The release of endorphins after an acupuncture session can also provide relief to those suffering from menopausal symptoms, including cramps and back pain. The acupuncture will be applied in targeted areas to ensure maximum relief in the place where you feel the most pain. The increase in your endorphin levels will help with pain and improve your mood, decrease anxiety levels, and reduce stress, all of which can be brought on by menopause.
When to Start Acupuncture During Menopause
It's best to start your acupuncture sessions as soon as possible during the perimenopause stages. However, acupuncture can be started at any time, no matter where you are in your menopause journey.
We are here to help put together a roadmap of sessions based on where you are currently, what you are feeling, and what your goals/objectives are. Our team is here to help answer questions or concerns you may have. Be sure to contact us today to speak to one of our team members and book your first session.