Women’s Wellness: Menopause Pain, Symptoms and Support
Menopause is determined by the complete cessation of the menstrual cycle and the end of the ability to conceive. This is a normal part of the aging process and occurs when the ovaries discontinue making estrogen hormones. Although this can happen sooner, this usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 60. Hormonally, menopause is indicated when estrogen levels decline, thereby causing the pituitary gland to secrete higher levels of FSH.
Menopausal symptoms may include joint pain, hot flashes, night sweats, restlessness, memory loss, bone loss, headaches, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, moodiness, and depression.
Alongside your current prescribed medications or treatments for menopause, acupuncture has shown to effectively reduce hot flashes, eases joint pain as well as depression/moodiness (and so much more!). Acupuncture has the ability to alter various biochemical conditions in order to re-balance the body and alleviate menopausal symptoms. Joe may also use herbal and whole-food supplements in conjunction with your targeted acupuncture treatment.
Schedule your appointment with Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center today and start feeling better!