Menopause Symptom Relief Through Acupuncture?

Menopause Symptom Relief Through Acupuncture?

It’s a fact, many of the symptoms of menopause and pre-menopause can actually be relieved through chiropractic manipulation and acupuncture. Pre-menopausal and peri-menopausal women generally have a decreasing estrogen level but the abrupt starting and stopping of the system that produces estrogen is what causes symptoms…like hot flashes insomnia, irritability, decreased sexual desire, bladder shrinkage, memory/concentration loss and more.

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is based on the idea of balance in the body. Whenever there is an imbalance, symptoms will arise. In the case of menopause, there is an imbalance in Yin and Yang.

In the most basic of terms, Yin is considered the cooling system of the body while Yang is the heating system. In fertility texts on Chinese medicine, yin is likened to estrogen and yang to progesterone. As yin declines, there is not enough cooling to offset the heating systems, so your body responds with symptoms of heat: hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, insomnia and anxiousness.

If Yang declines, there is not enough heat to warm the body and metabolize fluids properly. In this case, you will experience symptoms like edema, cold hands and feet, weight gain and water retention.

Through proper care using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, we can help restore balance to the yin-yang dynamic (estrogen-progesterone) and reduce/eliminate the symptoms associated with menopause.


Acupuncture acts a stimulus to get the body back to a state of homeostasis (balance). Through its influence on the central nervous system, acupuncture is able to help regulate the chemicals dopamine, serotonin, cortisol, and the endorphins. Acupuncture also influences the endocrine glands, which secrete the hormones responsible for day-to-day function.

The benefits of Acupuncture during menopause include: improved sleep, more stability in moods, reduction/elimination of night sweats and hot flashes, and stress reduction.

If you are struggling with menopause symptoms, acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to get help.

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