If you’re a woman aged 40 to 50 years old, there is no doubt that menopause has crossed your mind recently. Although it is a natural process, menopause is a major change for every woman that experiences it.
Among the most annoying changes that occur during this transitional period are the symptoms that accompany menopause. These include an influx of hormones that affect the mood, complexion, and many other aspects of the body.
That doesn’t sound very fun, does it?
That’s why it’s a good thing that you can treat the symptoms of menopause naturally. If you want some relief from your menopause symptoms, you should try acupuncture. Here are three reasons why:
Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes
One of the most common (not to mention among the most aggravating) symptoms of menopause is the onset of hot flashes and night sweats. These sudden surges in body temperature, often accompanied by flushed skin and sweat, can occur as seldom as a few times a week and as often as several an hour. Luckily, acupuncture can help you manage them so you can be comfortable.
In a recent study, researchers compared two groups of menopausal women—one that received no treatment for their hot flashes and one that underwent acupuncture to treat the symptom. The results showed that the women undergoing acupuncture reduced the frequency of hot flashes and night sweats by over a third and experienced these benefits for six months. Those are big benefits for such a simple procedure.
Acupuncture Helps with Weight Loss
Weight gain, especially around the hips and middle, is another symptom of menopause. The added pounds happen because of the hormonal shift that’s going on inside your body. That’s not an easy thing to combat.
However, acupuncture has shown promising results for weight loss. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, weight gain is believed to occur because of imbalances in the body. Acupuncture restores balance by stimulating certain points on the body. In addition to a healthy diet, acupuncture can help you fight against your readjusting hormones.
Acupuncture Can Jumpstart a Low Libido
Many people believe that once menopause happens, your sex life is over. Low libido is a common symptom of menopause, but with a little attention, that low libido doesn’t stand a chance.
Acupuncture is a safe alternative to drugs for low libido treatment with few to no side effects. The reason for low libido is often a blockage of vital energy (Qi). Once that blockage is discovered and treated through needle stimulation, the symptom goes away.
While menopause can cause stress and discomfort, there is no reason to let it hold you back from enjoying life and doing the things you love. If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can help relieve some of your menopause symptoms, then don’t hesitate. Call the offices of Dr. Litman at Longevity Acupuncture in Miami. She and her trained staff will help you come up with a plan to deal with your menopause discomfort.