Traditional Chinese acupuncture may be useful in reducing the severity of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
Menopause Syndrome Definition:Menopause is a natural biological process and typically happens in your 40’s or 50’s. Therefore, it is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. Menopause also marks the end of menstrual cycles.
Menopause Syndrome Causes:
Menopause can result from:
- natural decline in hormones
- chemotherapy and radiation
- premature ovarian insufficiency
Menopause Syndrome Symptoms:
Symptoms of menopause include:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep disturbances: insomnia
- Mood changes: depression, irritability, anxiety
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Loss of breast fullness
Menopause Syndrome Treatments:
How can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine help?
Acupuncture can help reduce symptoms of menopause including night sweats, hot flashes, dryness, irritability, low energy, and insomnia. Treatment may include acupuncture, use of essential oils, natural medicine, supplementation, and dietary therapy.
At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we offer a wide variety of treatment options which may include acupuncture, supplements, and herbal tea formulas.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.