Acupuncture to Ease Menopause Symptoms
Posted on 10 August 2012
If you are seeking a safe and natural treatment for your menopause symptoms consider trying acupuncture. Acupuncture treatment has been used effectively for thousands of years in eastern cultures to treat a variety of health conditions. Recently, it is becoming more popular in the United States and other westernized countries for those looking for alternatives to drugs and surgery.
One of the most popular benefits of using acupuncture to treat menopause difficulties is the fact that it is a natural, drug-free treatment. Conventional treatment for menopause consists of hormone therapy, antidepressants, and other drug dependent methods, which can disrupt the body’s hormone system, become addictive, or cause harmful side-effects.
Research shows acupuncture is safe and effective in treating the main symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. Acupuncture increases the production of endorphins in the body which helps regulate the body’s temperature control system.
Acupuncture is equally effective for reducing mood swings that occur regularly in menopausal women. An additional benefit of acupuncture is its ability to support quality sleep. Many women find it difficult to sleep during menopause, and acupuncture is known for its ability to help patients overcome bouts of insomnia.
For most conditions, an average of 10 treatment sessions is recommended. Acupuncture is a great option for women suffering through menopause. Due to its growing popularity and requests from patients, more health insurance plans are beginning to cover acupuncture treatment costs. Contact your plan provider for information.
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