A new study out concludes that a 'relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause'. You can check out an article about it here. Menopause is something that we have always treated at the Acupuncture Center, and it usually responds well to treatment. This is most likely because the theory that Chinese medicine is based on actually predicts menopause and the symptoms that go along with it. And has developed tried and true treatments to help. My partner Remee is really the expert in treating menopause, and you can check out her practice website (Empress Acupuncture) here. But I also must treat menopause in order to get the best results. Because even if you are treating pain, you need to take into account the increase in inflammation associated with menopause. Because inflammation, or heat as we call it, can turn an acute pain into a chronic pain. So points and sometimes herbal remedies and also dietary guidelines are given which treat pain issues more effectively during menopause. And pain is one of the most common symptoms of menopause.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond