Natural Menopause Relief
We understand that menopause changes can feel overwhelming at times. We are here to provide you with natural menopause treatments that really work to improve your life.
A New Chapter
Menopause can be hard to pin down—it can start naturally, or it can come about as the result of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. It can start in your 40s or 50s, lasting anywhere from seven to fourteen years. The symptoms are also experienced differently from woman to woman.
While menopause can be a time of relief for some women, this stage in life can usher in a whole new set of symptoms that you may not have experienced during your regular cycles. All the emotional and physical changes can feel overwhelming at times, but we are here to help you navigate those changes in natural ways so you feel more yourself than ever.
Our Holistic Approach to Treating Menopause
The significant changes in hormone production that occur during menopause can have a great and varied impact on your body. You could experience symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and/or depression. Since menopause is a collection of symptoms, rather than as a single disorder, we approach every person’s symptoms differently, tailoring them to the individual woman.
Natural Remedies for Menopause
Menopause can throw a wide variety of symptoms at you. We are here to provide you with natural menopause treatments that really work to improve your life. No matter if the changes affect your sleep, emotional state, or your mental health— we can help you find relief and balance.
Acupuncture for Menopause
Acupuncture is effective in treating the root cause of menopause symptoms, such as low fluid reserve, dryness, excess heat, etc. in all patients, and has been found to be over 90% effective in treating those symptoms.
Acupuncture helps the practitioner detect energetic changes and relieve symptoms. It helps to drain heat from the body which stabilizes the body temperature. Therefore, regular, ongoing treatment may reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes. Treatment is most effective when specific points are treated.
During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on the lower legs, wrists, and sometimes elsewhere, such as the head or ears. Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to feel results within 8-12 weeks and experience sustained results in 3-6 months.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Menopause
The wide range of symptoms that are experienced during menopause, from hot flashes to insomnia, all indicate an imbalance in the body. Acupuncture helps bring back that balance. This attention to overall health and treatment of specific areas will help reduce the impact of symptoms and help improve your quality of life.
This realignment will help you experience:
- Fewer hot flashes
- Headache relief
- Fewer mood swings
- Better sleep
- More energy
Chinese Herbs for Menopause
Chinese herb formulas are a completely customized medicine that is developed for each individual patient. The formulas treat the body from the inside out, providing the body with necessary nutrients to nourish the blood, rebalance hormonal levels, calm the mind, and anchor the spirit.
The medicine also works to reduce the negative symptoms of menopause, such as insomnia, hot flashes, dryness of all areas including the skin and vagina, irritability, and/or mood swings. In addition to treating symptoms, Chinese medicine also works to address the root causes, such as excess heat, dryness, lack of fluids, stagnation of qi.
To maximize the effectiveness of a patient’s treatment, it is recommended that Chinese herbal medicine be combined with acupuncture treatments. Those that take this approach typically experience increased improvement of their symptoms, quicker results, and more sustained results. Patients who are taking Chinese herbal medicine are also more likely to be able to reduce the frequency of acupuncture treatment after 2-3 months.
Your Partners During Menopause Changes
Frequently Asked Questions
When Does Menopause Start?
Menopause is marked by the end of menstrual cycles. Menopause starts after a woman has gone 12 months without a period. This can naturally begin in a woman’s 40s or 50s, but the average age to start is around 51.
In addition to natural causes, menopause can come about as the result of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.
How Long Does Menopause Last?
Menopause can last anywhere from seven to fourteen years. Hormone levels during this time fluctuate greatly, leading to both physical and emotional changes.
What Are Some Symptoms of Menopause?
There are many symptoms associated with menopause. Symptoms can be both physical and emotional, ranging from mild to severe.
Symptoms of menopause can include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
What Is the Best Natural Remedy for Menopause
Natural remedies for menopause can bring great relief to a number of symptoms. Acupuncture is a highly successful, natural treatment that pinpoints problem areas and relieves symptoms stemming from that area. Chinese herb formulas are also a great way to help bring balance to the body. Combining acupuncture treatments with Chinese herb formulas can maximize the effects of these natural practices.
In addition to acupuncture and Chinese herbs, losing excess weight, eating a diet high in raw foods and fresh fruits/vegetables, and learning and addressing high levels of stress can all help lessen menopause symptoms. Key foods to avoid are dairy, red meat, alcohol, sugars, spicy foods, and caffeine.
Does Acupuncture Help with Menopause Symptoms?
Yes, acupuncture can help with menopause symptoms. Acupuncture helps restore balance in the entire body. These treatments are equally effective in treating the root cause of the symptoms in all patients.
How Often Do I Need Acupuncture for Menopause?
Menopause affects each woman differently, so the time needed to help relieve symptoms varies from woman to woman. Patients may begin to feel results within 8-12 weeks and experience sustained results in 3-6 months. Combining treatments with Chinese herbal formulas can help maximize results.
Can Acupuncture Delay Menopause?
No, acupuncture cannot postpone or delay the natural cycles of life; rather acupuncture helps to ease the transition from one phase of life to another. It can also help to ease symptoms related to menopause.
Do Chinese Herbs Help with Menopause?
Yes, Chinese herbs help with menopause symptoms. The formulas work to treat the body from the inside out, providing the body with necessary nutrients to nourish the blood, rebalance hormonal levels, calm the mind, and anchor the spirit. These formulas can also address the root causes of any negative menopause symptoms.
What Is the Best Herb for Menopause?
Herbs can help lessen a number of menopause symptoms and can benefit each person in different ways. We will work with you to create an herb formula that is tailored to your body and addresses your specific needs.
What To Expect
You can expect to find a partner in your health journey.
At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.
At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.
Your Patient Journey
At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.
Learn more about your complete patient journey.
Get Started Today
Begin your holistic health journey by scheduling an appointment today. Schedule online or give us a call at (202) 297-7404.
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