Menopause symptoms listed

Acupuncture can help women with menopausal symptoms

Many women now seek alternative ways including acupuncture to manage symptoms associated with the menopause rather than HRT.

Study supporting Acupuncture
The BMJ, British Medical Journal, reported in February 2019 that a recent study by a group of Danish family doctors.  The doctors treated 70 women with at least 5 sessions of acupuncture and found a course of acupuncture may ease troublesome symptoms. In fact, 80% of participants felt acupuncture had helped them. Researchers said ‘Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone therapy’

It is estimated that 8 in every 10 women will experience a number of symptoms for around 4 years after their periods stop. However, possibly 1 in 10 can experience symptoms for up to 12 years or more.  The menopause is defined when a womans’s menstrual period has stopped for 12 months.

Some menopausal symptoms can be brought on following ovarian oblation, cancer treatments including chemotherapy, hormone therapy, autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Menopausal Symptoms
The menopause can be a stressful and anxious time, coming to terms with the transition from perimenopause to menopause.  Symptoms range from physical to mental changes which can cause stress and anxiety.

Hot flushes, night sweats, headaches, fuzzy brain, fatigue, anxiety, low mood, irritability, reduced libido, palpitation, joint stiffness, issues with memory and concentration, UTI’s urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness, dry and itchy skin.

How can acupuncture help
Acupuncture can help regulate hormones, serum estradiol, FSH and luteal hormones. Reduce stress and anxiety by reducing serotonin levels and increasing endorphins. Acupuncture has been well documented in helping with insomnia, stiffness and pain and hot flushes.

Maria has experience in helping women with menopausal symptoms for further information on menopausal symptoms