Acupuncture Natural Relief From Menopause Symptoms
The precise mechanism of how acupuncture works is very difficult to pinpoint. However, research suggests that, in the case of menopause, it benefits the body through the regulation of hormones and increasing blood flow to the organs.
Reviews and trials have shown that acupuncture is at least as effective, and sometimes superior to, hormonal drug treatment. And that acupuncture improves on usual, or self, care. As with many research trials it’s suggested that more high quality studies are needed.
How Acupuncture May Help Reduce Symptoms of the Menopause and Perimenopause
Regulating serum estradiol, follicle stimulating hormone and luteotrophic hormone (Xia 2008);
Increasing relaxation and reducing tension (Samuels 2008). Acupuncture can alter the brain’s mood chemistry, reducing serotonin levels (Zhou 2008) and increasing endorphins (Han, 2004) and neuropeptide Y levels (Lee 2009), which can help to combat negative affective states.
Stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors, and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Pomeranz, 1987, Zijlstra 2003, Cheng 2009)
If you’d like to know more about what acupuncture can treat take a look at our page about commonly treated conditions including insomnia, shoulder pain, migraines and anxiety all of which may be experienced during menopause.
Jo has had a great deal of success treating menopausal issues. If you’d like to book you can check availability and book online.