Being hot and flashy isn’t as good as it sounds!

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Peri-menopause and menopause itself are inevitable rites of passage for women entering middle life.  While we are coming into our own, reaping the wisdom of life experiences, and often very busy with multigenerational family matters, our hormonal imbalances begin to get in the way of feeling well mentally and physically.

Symptoms like night sweating, depression, weight gain, insomnia, and dryness signal that changes are occurring in our hormonal balance.  In my office this is a common reason for seeking help.  NAETacupuncture, and herbal therapy can help your body regulate and remain balanced and comfortable through these years of transition.

Acupuncture treatments alone have been shown to reduce the frequency of symptoms during menopause. This was the conclusion of a study that found, compared with menopausal women who did not receive the treatment, hot flashes and night sweats were reduced by over a third in women who received acupuncture. This benefit lasted for at least 6 months.  The study showed acupuncture from a licensed acupuncturist can reduce hot flashes in some women during menopause without any side effects.  (The study, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, is published in the journal Menopause.)

 

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