Acupuncture and Menopause

Before a woman’s last period, she usually experiences a lengthy transitional phase that can include weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia and night sweats.

Acupuncture can help encourage the body to adapt to the hormonal changes by encouraging blood circulation, which carries hormones and endorphins. This process helps to alleviate menopause symptoms and give relief to women undergoing menopausal transition.

According to oriental Medical theory, menopause occurs when a woman’s body begins to preserve blood and energy in order to sustain her. The Kidney is the organ system in Oriental medicine that is viewed as the root of reproduction, vitality and longevity.

Menopause signifies the depletion of the fertility essence stored within the kidneys. Blood and essence from the kidneys are conserved and cycled through the body to nourish the woman’s spirit and extend her longevity. Thus, in oriental medicine, menopause is seen as a true change in life from mother to enlightened and wise being.

While western medicine considers menopause as a disease, acupuncture restores balance to a woman’s body’s energy and blood flow by allowing it to heal naturally. With support from acupuncture and oriental herbal medicine, along with small changes in lifestyle and diet, menopause can be a time of a revival of vital energy and an opportunity for personal growth.

To learn more about how acupuncture can help you ease through menopause, please call The Healing Acupuncture Center at (512) 338-8810 or email us with your questions.