Menopause is a biological natural process in woman´s life, it happens between the forty’s and sixty’s and marks the end of menstrual cycles due to the reduction of female hormone’s production.
This process can be symptomless with the disappearing of menstruations and preservation of a healthy life and satisfactory sexual activity.
In many cases menopause comes together with symptoms which severity can vary and that can last for many years. Most commonly appearing symptoms include menstrual cycle disorders, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, urinary infections, headache, night sweats and weight increase. At the same time sleeping disorders, mood swings, anxiety and depression can arise.
What is the role of acupuncture during menopause?
Acupuncture has a balancing action on women hormones which results in preventing or controlling menopause symptoms. It also plays a role on digestion, checking on the weight and it can strengthen the overall condition of the patient, reducing urinary infection probabilities. Insomnia, depressionand mood swings can be eliminated with the anxiolytic effect of the needles.
Acupuncture can be applied, even though the patient is symptomless, as a preventive treatment. As soon as the first symptoms arise, it is recommendable to start the acupuncture treatment in order to restore the quality of life and avoid the weakning of the general state of health.