Menopause is a transitional time in a women’s life marking the end of menstruation in a woman’s body. A woman goes from her reproductive years where she can bear children, to the next stage in life where she can no longer reproduce. There is decreasing amounts of estrogen being produced. Although this is a natural transition that all women will go through, the transition is not always smooth or pleasant.

Symptoms of Menopause Include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweating
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoporosis

Chinese Medicine has a long history of treating menopause with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, without the side effects from Hormone Replacement Therapy which is the standard treatment in Western medicine. The goal of our treatment is to rebalance your body’s energy so that your transition into menopause can be a smooth one.

Recent studies have shown that acupuncture reduces the severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes. In the latest study published in the journal Menopause, researchers found that women who underwent acupuncture experienced a reduction in the severity and frequency of hot flashes for up to 3 months after the treatments. The review suggested that acupuncture may be an effective alternative for reducing hot flashes, especially for women seeking non-drug alternatives.

Here is a link to the study:

http://journals.lww.com/menopausejournal/Citation/2015/02000/Effects_of_acupuncture_on_menopause_related.18.aspx