Menopause is defined by the occurrence of certain symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, night sweating, menstrual disturbances, emotional instability, anxiety, depression, weight gain, and low metabolism. Since menopause is officially marked the end of the reproductive period for women, the term “menopause” is referred to any of the changes that occur before or after a woman’s menstrual period stops.
In conventional medicine, we talk about the decline of estrogen production, or in other words, hormonal imbalances that lead to unpleasant, life-disturbing changes to women’s body. Not every woman necessarily goes through menopausal symptoms — some women experience very severe hot flashes and night sweating. However, some women, fortunately, don’t.
Many patients at Zahra Acupuncture Clinic come to us with pre and post-menopausal discomfort. The main reason to this discomfort is because of the lifestyles they inhabit. Some to list are dietary habits, lack of exercise, obesity, and high stress levels all contribute to post-menopausal symptoms and discomfort.
Chinese Acupuncture at Zahra Acupuncture Clinic
At Zahra Acupuncture Clinic, dr. Zahra first performs an initial assessment of the individual by checking the patient’s pulse and tongue before setting up a treatment plan. According to Chinese medicine, one of the main causes of menopausal problems arise from the deficiency of yin energy. Acupuncture consists of inserting very fine disposable, stainless needles into selected parts of an individual’s body, also known as acupoints.
The Science Behind Acupuncture
Studies have shown that acupuncture can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweating. A combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine helps balance the hormonal imbalances in the body. Dr. Zahra believes that one of the most significant factors is correcting an individual’s dietary habits. Consumption of hot-spicy foods including garlic, cinnamon, curry, pepper, caffeine, nicotine, wine and alcohol, etc., can aggravate the frequency and the severity of the symptoms. One of the most popular herbal formulas used to treat yin deficiency symptoms is Zuo Gui Wan.
Acupuncture Treatment to Overcome Menopausal Symptoms
Acupuncture helps with psychological symptoms such as menopause anxiety, irritability, and depression. In addition, acupuncture treatment improves sleep quality and reduces insomnia and hot flashes. Moreover, you can use acupuncture to improve your metabolism and lose excess weight gain, which can happen as a result of hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Zahra quotes “I have had very successful results from the acupuncture treatments I performed on the clients who have experienced menopausal symptoms, including both the physical and psychological aspects of it. I really recommend women who are going through pre-menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms to try acupuncture before taking any hormone-replacement therapy.”
Book your Free Acupuncture Consultation at Zahra Acupuncture Clinic Today
If you would like to learn more about acupuncture and how it can help reduce menopausal symptoms, call Zahra Acupuncture Clinic at 778-847-2026 today to book a consultation. Our North Vancouver acupuncture clinic is conveniently located at Neurogenesis Clinics, Marine Drive. Our acupuncture treatments are covered by extended health benefits.