Menopause causes several discomforting and disruptive feelings for aging women. Not only do they suffer from irregular periods, but also headaches, mood swings, and hot flashes. These hot flashes cause women to wake up at night, feel irritable and disrupt daily activities.
You're in the right place if you're tired of feeling sluggish, weighed down, and irritable from these hot flashes. We'll help you understand what causes hot flashes and how acupuncture can help you feel well again!
What Causes Hot Flashes During Menopause?
Most hot flashes occur in women over 40 who have recently undergone hormonal changes. As a woman's reproductive system starts to change, her body's serotonin and estrogen levels become very imbalanced. This can cause the hypothalamus to struggle to regulate the body's temperatures, causing hot flashes.
When a girl's body goes through puberty, it increases estrogen production. This allows a girl's body to start her menstrual cycle and become fertile. However, after hitting 40 years, the female body starts to change. On average, a woman's body is only fertile for about 40-45 years. Just like the body prepares for fertility during puberty, it shifts hormonal production during menopause. As the body changes its fertility levels, it can cause some very uncomfortable symptoms.
How Can Acupuncture Treat Symptoms of Menopause?
Acupuncture can help rebalance the body's hormonal levels and improve your mood. This is achieved by increasing the body's endorphins and lowering stress hormones. It also helps improve mood and prevent feelings of anxiety.
Some of the most common symptoms caused by menopause include the following:
- Excessive sweat
- Feeling very hot
- High blood pressure
- Poor sleep
By stimulating the body's pressure points, acupuncture helps the body heal and overcome blockages. When these points are unblocked, it helps your body's systems work and function optimally.
Opening these systems will prevent your body from feeling sluggish. It will also release your body's natural pain-relieving hormone, endorphins. These endorphins improve your mood and give you a more balanced and optimistic outlook. These hormones help counteract the wild flow of emotions you feel while experiencing menopause. It will also help balance your hypothalamus and thus prevent hot and cold flashes. This will help you feel less stressed, lower anxiety, and sleep better.
Balancing Hormones With Acupuncture Therapy
One of the hardest parts of going through hot flashes is aging. No one likes to get older, and many of us assume that when we hit menopause that it's just downhill from here. That's not the cause, though!
According to traditional Chinese medicine, menopause is just another cycle of life. And treatments like acupuncture can help you get through the cycle with grace and strength. If you're tired of feeling irritable and constantly switching from hot to cold, we can help! Contact our staff at Fast Relief Acupuncture to start feeling well again today!
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
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