Acupuncture St Jacksonville and Menopause

Women experiencing menopause can avail of the benefits of acupuncture Jacksonville in treating menopausal symptoms.   Instead of undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the ancient Chinese medical art of acupuncture is the less painful and noninvasive way to handle one’s menopause.  Would one rather take prescription medicine such as Premarin that causes a litany of side effects or take the natural approach of acupuncture that does not have any side effects whatsoever and gives the same, if not better, relief from menopausal symptoms?  Transition to menopause with the help of acupuncture takes away night sweats and hot flashes.  Acupuncture also improves overall mood, provides better pleasure and intimate moisture and improves sleep.

There are over 2000 acupuncture points or acupoints all over the body.   Connected to these points are meridians or energy pathways that transport vital energy throughout the body.  The vital energy provides energy balance and improves the functions of the body systems.  Acupuncture is about using sterilized, disposable hair thin needles inserted in the acupoints to stimulate biochemical reactions in the body.  Acupuncturists often use other modalities such as meditation, exercise or massage and herbs in conjunction with acupuncture to better and facilitate the treatment process.  Acupuncture is a relatively painless procedure but which can cause a tingling sensation as the needles are inserted in the skin.

Acupuncture bases its belief that the endocrine system functions as a result of yin and yang forces.  The relative balance of yin and yang in the endocrine system normalizes and regulates endocrine function.  Yang energy is the active or fire principle while yin is the passive or water principle.  Without the active principle, there is no passive principle and vice versa.  A deficiency in yin energy (which menopause essentially is about) results in irritability, night sweats, hot flashes, etc.

Thus, the job of the acupuncturist is to revitalize and replenish the yin through acupuncture and certain herbs allowing for the restoration of the relative balance of the two forces inside the body.

One study done last year observed how acupuncture diminishes the occurrence of hot flashes in women with menopause by a third.  The study also recorded that even after the acupuncture treatments ended, the women still experienced fewer hot flashes.

Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms has benefits beyond merely normalizing hormonal production.  These other benefits include relief from muscle pain, improved function of the cardiovascular system, relief from depression, insomnia, better appetite and increased vitality.

For women entering or who are in their golden years, living a life without experiencing menopausal symptoms means a better quality of life filled with potential, promise and fulfillment.  Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life.  The only thing not natural is taking medications that in the long term destroy health.  Approach this wonderful phase of life with the natural and safe remedy of acupuncture.

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