how acupuncture works for Menopausal Symptoms
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the severity of and frequency of menopausal symptoms, especially hot flashes. In recent studies, women who used acupuncture to treat the effects of menopause were free of hot flashes for up to three months. In addition, acupuncture can help to manage pain, discomfort and the emotional effects of menopause by boosting the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-relievers and mood-elevators.
“One of the symptoms of my menopausal journey was erratic bleeding. The condition had two forms. One was flooding which was so intense it was hard to leave home. Secondly, at times the bleeding was lighter but would not stop for over a month. After having a biopsy, trying herbs, and spending a great deal of money, I tried acupuncture. It took about three treatments to help my body balance. Since then I notice the early signs of menstrual irregularity and go in for treatment. Acupuncture has allowed me to experience this time of change with a bit of grace.”
-Maggie Donahue, LMT, Eugene, OR