If you are a woman going through menopause naturally, your physician may recommend you take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which contains estrogen or progesterone. However, taking these type of hormones can be unhealthy for you. HRTs can have serious side effects and place you at a higher risk for cancer, stroke or heart disease. Acupuncture can be an effective remedy for hot flashes after menopause as well as during.
How Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are uncomfortable and often embarrassing. They can cause your neck and face to redden, heat you up, make you sweat, give you chills and cause red splotches to form on various part of your body. For menopausal women, acupuncture may help in effectively decreasing the incidence and impact of hot flashes for as much as three months. Acupuncture for menopause can generate a response in some of the cells in the nervous system, reducing chemical transmissions in your brain. Decreasing these transmitters can normalize your body’s temperature.
Restoring Balance to Your Hormones
Medical professionals believe that hot flashes are a result of a hormonal imbalance in the way your body produces estrogen and progesterone. In order to provide that balance and restore harmony to your body’s energy flow, acupuncturists encourage the manufacture of progesterone or estrogen by way of specific acupuncture points on your body. Your nutrition and daily routine are unique to you and will be taken into consideration as your acupuncturist identifies these points. While acupuncture is not necessarily a complete remedy for hot flashes after menopause, it relieves the symptoms of hot flashes making them more controllable.
Acupuncture and Menopause with Breast Cancer
Women with breast cancer who take hormone medication as a part of their cancer treatment can also experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. Acupuncture for menopause can reduce these effects and help you feel more relaxed. This type of acupuncture treatment is generally held to be a safe, long-lasting and effectual therapy.
If you or a friend is experiencing hot flashes, contact us at Eastern Wellness Acupuncture. Allow us to show you how we can help relieve your menopausal symptoms.