Treated Conditions / Gynecological / Menopause

Women usually experience major changes in the body at the age between 40 to 60. This is the time when hormone levels, specifically that of estrogen and progesterone, take a drastic plunge when a woman’s ovaries no longer produce the said hormones.

Although not viewed as a disease, menopause can result in severe health issues due to the decreased levels of estrogen that creates symptoms such as prolonged periods:

  • Night sweats
  • Anxiety
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Fribromyalgia
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Weight gain
  • Vertigo
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Migraines
  • Decreased libido, among others.

Menopause comes in two stages, the per menopause or the time prior to the actual menopause and the time following a 12-month absence of period is called the post menopause.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can treat Menopause problems using a natural approach without the aid of synthetic hormones or a lot of prescription drugs

In Chinese Medicine treatments for the menopausal patient is to nourish the Yin so that it gets strong enough to harness the Yang. Of course, this is a generalization and some women might have different imbalances from this one – Yin deficiency is just one of the more common patterns we see in clinic.

While western medicine only focuses on estrogen replacement therapy to treat menopausal related health conditions, Qi refers to the vital energy that flows throughout the body through the acupuncture meridians. When there is deficiency in the Blood and Yin, it can no longer hold on to the Qi and if that happens the Qi or Yang channels rise up and creates all the symptoms related to menopausal syndrome.

The key to controlling or to ease up the menopausal symptoms is to focus on restoring balance in both the Yin and the Yang, and this is the part where acupuncture treatments get into the picture.

Acupuncture treats menopause symptoms by using hair-like needles to stimulate the acupuncture points associated with the organs directly connected to the ailment, as with the case of menopause, it is often linked to the kidneys’ Yin and Yang.

Not all women suffer the same menopausal symptoms, some may not feel anything at all. In TCM, a health condition of an individual is often associated with the emotional and mental aspects of an individual. The more stressed out women are more likely to suffer more debilitating symptoms than the others.

In most instances, those who acquire acupuncture menopause treatments get relief faster than those who rely on the conventional hormone replacement therapy treatments.

HRT on the other hand is currently the subject of debates among medical professionals, concerning health risks issues that arise from HRT treatments. Through my clinical experience I have found that dietary changes, acupuncture and herbal remedies have been a safe, natural and incredibly effective solution to hormonal in balances.

 

Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center
12301 Taft St #200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 880-0090