The acupuncture is an alternative therapy with diverse applications. It forms a part of the traditional Chinese medicine, do you know of what form it influences this technology in the menopause?
The menopause since we know it is a biological natural process, this period happens between the age from forty to sixty years and understands the cessation of the cycle of fertility due to a reduction of the production of the feminine hormones.
This process can pass without symptoms with the cessation of the rules and with the conservation of a healthy life and a satisfactory sexuality.
In many cases the period of menopause is accompanied of a series of symptoms that can change in severity and remain for some years.
The most common menopause symptoms are: The disorders of the menstrual cycle, the appearance of blushes, the vaginal dryness, the urinary infections, the migraines, the night perspirations and the increase of the weight. Also sleep disorders can appear, with changes of the humor, conditions of anxiety or depression.
Acupuncture and menopause: effectiveness
The acupuncture has an action of regulation on the feminine hormones allowing to anticipate or to control the symptoms of the menopause. Also it acts on the digestion with the aim to control the weight and allows a reinforcement of the general condition, diminishing the probabilities of infection of the urinary tract. The insomnia, the depression and the changes of the humor can be eliminated by the anxiolytic effect of the needles.
The acupuncture can be applied, though the symptoms of the menopause don’t appear, as preventive therapy. When already the first symptoms appear, it is important to begin rapidly the treatment to restore the quality of life of the patient and to avoid the weakening of the general condition.
Director of the Acupuncture Unit in Medimar International Hospital in Alicante