Menopause often brings with it a whole host of negative side effects such as: hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, weight gain, loss of libido, hair loss, fatigue, and insomnia. This natural part of each woman’s life cycle often feels like a curse. Fortunately, there are healing options that can reduce or fully alleviate many, if not all, of these symptoms. In order to avoid life-changing negative side effects, the systems of the body must be in
balance. Through acupuncture, acupressure, herbal supplements, and other components of traditional Chinese medicine, it is possible to enjoy a vibrant, healthy, more energetic life.
Many women prefer not to undergo HRT (hormone replacement therapy) because of the potential increased risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots or breast cancer. The good news is that acupuncture can work to restore balance and energy regardless of your age or where you are in the menopause stage of the life cycle.
Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that the hormonal shifts that accompany menopause can cause “Qi,” the flow of vital energy in the body to become blocked. This blocked energy generates heat inside the body and many of the negative side effects of menopause stem from this heat. Acupuncture is a cooling therapy and helps to restore the natural flow of energy. As acupuncture reduces stress and unblocks energy pathways, it balances hormones in a way that is non-invasive and natural. When hormones are balanced, the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings) are reduced.
Herbal medicine can work in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own. Herbal medicine may be prescribed to help to reduce stress, depression and anxiety while supporting balance and health in the kidneys and liver. Certain herbs even work to reducing hot flashes and restore libido.
Every woman experiences menopause differently. It is important to work with a natural medicine practitioner who will work closely with you to tailor a treatment customized to your individual needs. At Point of Origin, our services include acupuncture, acupressure, herbal remedies and other therapies proven to promote balance and health in the body. We invite women in Spokane and surrounding cities who are suffering the negative symptoms of menopause and who want to live their most vibrant, fulfilled lives to contact us today at 509-928-2777.