Menopause is an inevitable natural change in the life of every woman. During this stage, there is a great shift between the chemistry and hormones due to the reduction in the levels of progesterone and oestrogen in the body. To some women, these hormonal changes can result into night sweats, hot flushes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness amongst others. It’s indeed a challenging time for most ladies as they have to get used to the natural adjustments in their bodies.
In the present times, several treatment options are available for such symptoms including HRT and modern medicine. It is important you discuss HRT and other options with your doctor to fully assess your Breast Cancer risk. HRT because it promotes Oestrogen, can increase Breast Cancer risk.
In terms of things you can do for yourself, exercise, great diet and good sleep patterns are also very important. Acupuncture is another little known remedy that has proven to be helpful in the treatment of most of the menopause symptoms.
Acupuncture is a five thousand year old healing practice by the Chinese which focuses on rebalancing the energy in the body. According to the Chinese medicine, there is a significant reduction in Kidney Yin & Jing during menopause. Jing is essence, that brings energy to the human body. Yin is a cooling, nourishing, moistening energy. With their depletion, the body will experience imbalance and this is what causes the various “hot” symptoms associated with menopause such as mood swings, restlessness, insomnia, heart palpitations and hot flushes.
Chinese Herbs used to alleviate these symptoms aim to nourish the Jing & Yin to cool the body down, calm the spirit & promote sleep.
Though there are still a couple of studies in the effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving menopause symptoms, the few tests have indicated that it is supportive of women going through this transition and it provides a awesome alternative to modern medicine HRT.
If you feel you need to sleep better, manage mood swings, manage hot flushes, consider acupuncture as part of your Menopause treatment plan. Call Katika today to discuss your situation on 0414 459 659 or email her at email@example.com today.