Menopause is a natural, physiological cycle that occurs in all women. Conventional medical treatments only address various symptoms and signs associated with menopause. However, symptoms and signs are just one part of the whole picture.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine understand that symptoms and signs are merely indications of an imbalance deep within the body. This 5,000 year-old healing art focuses upon correcting underlying imbalances that have occurred over the years. These imbalances, if left unchecked, will result in a variety of symptoms and signs normally associated with a Western diagnosis of menopause.
Acupuncture and a woman’s natural process
Menopause signifies “a change” within a woman’s life. This change occurs because a woman’s body chemistry is shifting. Chinese medicine recognizes this chemistry change as a natural process.
- Over working
- Over doing it
- Poor dietary habits
- Inherited weakness
- Burning the candle at both ends
- Siting or standing for long periods
- Excessive activities (sexual, alcohol, drugs, late nights)
Left untreated, a decline and imbalance of the endocrine system will lead to the symptoms and signs that are normally associated with a Western diagnosis of menopause.
What can an acupuncturist do?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to address menopause. Treatment supports the balancing of the hormonal system and providing the body with the building blocks it needs in order to nourish, heal, and regain balance.