Freeing Yourself from the Bonds of Menopause with Natural Treatments
Life is full of transitions. Birth, puberty, adulthood; humans hit milestones in their lives initiating different chapters, many of which are exciting, and people are eager to reach them, but that is not always the case. As women age in adulthood, they start to have a natural decline of reproductive hormones. This is the beginning of a new chapter; menopause. Ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone, and fertility declines. Periods start becoming irregular, leading to them eventually stopping all together. This process can take years from start to finish, and along with the decline of hormones comes an increase of uncomfortable side effects.
Menopause brings with it, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep difficulties and irritability. These symptoms can come and go without warning and become frustrating for most. This frustration can also lead to depression which has also been noted as another symptom of menopause because along with estrogen, the body starts to produce less serotonin. Serotonin is a natural mood booster and emotion regulator. Women have found relief with a regimen of hormone replacement therapy, but this treatment has side effects of its own such as bloating, breast tenderness, swelling in other parts of the body, nausea, leg cramps, indigestion, vaginal bleeding and breast cancer.
For most, the decision between experiencing the menopausal side effects or choosing to treat them with hormone replacement therapy is a tough one since both have their own symptoms attached. Luckily there is a safe, natural and non-invasive alternative that has been around for centuries. Acupuncture for menopause symptom relief.
Acupuncture developed well over a 1000 years ago to naturally treat many different ailments throughout the body. It has stood as a practice for healing throughout that time and continues to prove its effectiveness in individual patients and through many different studies. Because of its non-invasive nature and lack of harmful side effects, acupuncture should be sought after for many different reasons. Women especially can find the practice beneficial when looking for assistance in many different forms of female healthcare. Acupuncture has been found effect in treating menopause and its side effects as well as fertility, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and much more.
In a recent study, conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark, researchers took a group of 35 women, all experiencing menopausal symptoms and treated them with one 15-minute session of standardized acupuncture a week for five weeks. Each participant filled out a questionnaire before the study began and then at the 3 ,6 ,8, 11 and 26 weeks.
After 3 weeks, participants noted a decrease in hot flashes. By week 6, 80% believed the sessions had helped them noting a decrease in not only hot flashes but, frequency of sweating, sleep disturbances, emotional symptoms and skin and hair problems.
Tao to Wellness is a well established and sought-after acupuncture clinic in Berkeley California and Chinese medicine wellness center. The practitioners all have a deep love and respect for the practice and treat each client as individuals, getting to know them and their complete history to personalize their care. Along with dedication and strong beliefs in their work, each acupuncturist has earned advanced degrees, while also being licensed and insured in the state of California.
Menopause is something that is a natural process as a woman ages and thanks to Berkeley acupuncturists it doesn’t have to be something that is looked upon with dread and stress. Managing the side effects of the hormone loss can be a relatively easy process when you find knowledgeable and dedicated professionals. Tao to Wellness has been helping women for over 20 years in all aspects of their lives achieve the balance their body needs to function successfully. The stability acupuncture brings to the body can be seen relatively quickly as well. It may take as few as one session to feel a difference whether it be a change in overall mood or reduction of discomfort. Acupuncture allows a person the ability to free themselves from the worry menopause may cause in a non-surgical, non-invasive way. Freedom to take control of a life and be able to live with more comfort, relief and care.
The professionals at Tao to Wellness take their clients’ needs and desires for health seriously. They believe in what they do, and it shows in the treatment they provide. The staff is friendly and eager to start their clients on a journey of comfort and wellness.