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Acupuncture For Menopause, Wellington Central

Updated: Dec 27, 2023


Acupuncture for Menopause, Acute Acupuncture, Wellington Central, Wellington
Acupuncture for Menopause, Acute Acupuncture, Wellington Central, Wellington

Acupuncture has been in use for well over 2000 years, and it has proven to be an effective treatment for several different health conditions, including menopause and menopause-related issues. Menopause is the phase when a woman’s menstrual periods stop permanently, and it typically occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. Or after a hysterectomy or other medical intervention. However, peri-menopause is the transitional period before actual menopause and can start years earlier. Menopause is accompanied by a range of uncomfortable symptoms that may impact physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for these issues.


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin needles into the skin at specific points. These points are believed to be connected to energy pathways in the body known as meridians or neuro-pathways, which are related to different organs and functions. The needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate these acupuncture points, stimulate blood flow, and improve circulation. This helps to balance the body's energy and to promote optimal health.


Several studies have explored the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating menopause and related issues. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 29 randomized controlled trials conducted by Li et al. (2019) showed that acupuncture was effective in reducing the frequency, severity, and duration of hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women. Moreover, acupuncture also helped reduce other menopausal symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and mood swings.



Another study conducted by Kim et al. (2015) found that acupuncture was effective in reducing the severity of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer as well. Additionally, a study by Avis et al. (2016) found that acupuncture therapy improved the quality of life and reduced symptoms in women experiencing early-stage menopause.


Scholarly research and medical journals have found that acupuncture acts in multiple ways to improve menopausal symptoms. Firstly, acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, natural painkillers that help reduce the intensity of hot flashes and other symptoms. Secondly, acupuncture improves hormonal balance by regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, which is responsible for regulating hormone production in the body. This, in turn, reduces the severity of hot flashes, mood swings, and other symptoms related to hormonal fluctuations. Acupuncture also has a calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety levels that can exacerbate menopause symptoms.


Acupuncture is an effective and natural treatment option for menopausal women and those experiencing peri-menopause. Through its ability to regulate hormonal fluctuations, reduce stress levels, and provide relief from a range of symptoms, acupuncture can significantly improve a woman's quality of life during this transitional phase. Women seeking alternatives to conventional hormonal therapy for their menopausal symptoms should consider acupuncture as a viable option based on the growing body of research that supports its efficacy. However, it's important to note that acupuncture should always be performed by a licensed and trained practitioner. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. Communicating with your practitioner about your experience is important to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this help to answer most people's questions, and please leave a comment below.


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