Hello Calgary Acupuncture Enthusiasts!
Did you know that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you transition through menopause smoothly and without the aggravating symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, and vaginal dryness to name a few?
Although menopause is a natural change in every woman’s life, those symptoms often associated with menopause are NOT normal, in the same way that PMS symptoms are NOT normal. They are common, and common should not be confused with normal.
Menopause is normal, hot flashes are NOT!
If your body is experiencing serious changes in temperature, mood, sweating, weight and sexual function that indicates that there is an imbalance in the body’s response to the changes in hormones. Hormone changes are normal and your body should be able to adapt to those changes with equanimity. If for some reason you are experiencing a lot of menopausal symptoms, this tells a Chinese Medicine Doctor such as myself that your body is out of balance in one aspect or more and thus is having a hard time making the necessary adjustments.
I see many women in both my Airdrie and Calgary acupuncture clinics who are going through menopause, some of them are having no problems (they are seeing me for something else), while others are having anywhere from mild flashes only, to severe hot flashes and sweats, insomnia, mood swings, painful intercourse, low libido, weight gain and anxiety. Thankfully, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can address all of these issues.
In my Calgary Acupuncture practice I find that acupuncture alone will often be enough to bring relief from menopausal symptoms within 2-4 months of treatment. However, when the symptoms are severe, I will often recommend the use of Chinese Herbs as well as acupuncture to get the results we want faster than we could with acupuncture alone. Many of my Airdrie Acupuncture patients find acupuncture and Chinese herbs appealing for the treatment of menopause because there is no increased risk of breast cancer (or other cancers) associated with any of our modalities and there are several positive side effects to acupuncture such as a healthier immune system and lower stress levels.
If you or someone you know is suffering from uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause you can book your acupuncture appointment online in Calgary, or call 403-589-1351.
To book your acupuncture appointment in Airdrie, please call 403-948-4800.