Acupuncture for Menopause Providence, RI
Are you currently going through menopause right now? This is something that happens to every woman when they stop having their menstrual cycle. According to national statistics, this typically happens after the age of 50, although it can happen earlier or much later.
It is a milestone for women, very similar to puberty, and is not related to any type of disease or condition. You will go through a multitude of symptoms as you lead up to that point, and of course symptoms after you have experienced menopause.
By using acupuncture, you can actually alleviate many of the problems that can occur with your health, minimizing the symptoms that you will experience.
Common Menopausal Issues
One of the first things that you will notice is that your menstrual periods will become very irregular, happening every two or three weeks. Some of them will go longer, perhaps not occurring for two or three months, all signs that menopause is on the way.
You will have lower fertility, specifically your estrogen levels will begin to drop, and that means that you will have less of a chance of getting pregnant. You could have vaginal dryness, which will produce an extreme amount of pain during sex, plus your vagina may become inflamed.
This is also the result of less estrogen in your body, and if vaginal atrophy starts, this is a sign of the postmenopausal.. All of these symptoms can be minimized, or at least made more tolerable, if you are able to meet with an acupuncturist.
An Overview Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of Eastern medicine, specifically created by the Chinese. They realized that the human body has a life force, and this force flows through your body. They call this force Chi, and by inserting needles into your skin, you can actually remove what are called blockages.
Chiropractors will actually use a similar treatment by applying pressure to certain points on your body, also referred to as acupressure, but an acupuncturist will use needles. This allows them to have more control of how to realign the energy by maneuvering the needles which can cause a little bit of pain.
However, even if someone is afraid of needles, yet they are going through all of these menopausal symptoms, it is well worth going through several treatments of acupuncture to resolve all of these menopausal issues.
How To Find An Acupuncturist
You can find one of these professionals by talking to your physician, a friend that has used one recently, or simply find them on the web. Most of them have a website, allowing you to see what type of services they offer, and also contact them about the prices they charge and when they will have an available opening.
Most people are apprehensive about going in because it is most certainly not traditional medicine. Most of us have received a shot or two when we are sick, but these needles are actually inserted into your skin, and can remain there for up to 30 minutes, but there is very little pain.
You might feel a little prick initially, just like a shot, but far less noticeable. Once the session is done, you should feel much better than you did, and after several treatments, many of the menopausal symptoms that you have been experiencing will be much more tolerable.
If you are currently going through menopause, there is absolutely no reason that you should suffer. You should contact an acupuncturist today. They will be able to address the issue, balance your energy, and help you with this condition that you are now facing.
It is simply part of life to go through menopause, and if you can get through this period of time with less discomfort, it is well worth the time that you will spend with an acupuncturist that can minimize your menopausal issues.
Spinal Stenosis, Arthritis & Menopause
Coming into the Center, I had severe chronic back pain, chronic joint pain and hot flashes.
Following my treatments, I was able to stop the steroid injection treatments that I had been having for 2 ½ years. My joint pain is also much less.
Thanks to acupuncture and Dr. Tad I am able to do much, much more that I was able to do in the past.
The staff and customer service at the Center is superior and Dr. Tad is one of the brightest physicians I’ve ever met – and I am 69 years old and have met a few physicians!
— Virginia R., Roslindale, MA
Uterine Fibroids, Menopause, Excessive Menstrual Bleeding & Anemia
When I first came, I had uterine fibroids and at menopause I was experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding and I was anemic due to that situation.
The acupuncture controlled the bleeding within a very short time, enabled me to go through menopause with very few other symptoms and shrank the fibroids. I was able to stop taking the combination of hormones being prescribed for menstrual bleeding and did not have to take iron for anemia.
I have continued to come for quarterly appointments to maintain my health. I am rarely ill and take no prescription medications – just Chinese herbs and general vitamins.
I’ve learned that not all MD’s are understanding of acupuncture and it is important for me to make the judgments about their recommended treatments. Had I relied on medical opinion initially, I would have had a hysterectomy and would be taking hormones.
— Sue A., Norton, MA