Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Treat Symptoms of Menopause
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Smooth Out the Menopause Transition
Menopause is the phase of a woman’s life when her body stops ovulating and her monthly menstruation cycle stops. Menopause is the end of a woman’s reproductive years and the beginning of life without the concerns of a monthly cycle. Although most women welcome menopause, it can come with many challenges to one’s health and well-being such as emotional extremes, hot flashes, anxiety, painful sex, loss of sex drive, night sweats, poor quality sleep, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, dry skin, additional body hair, weight gain, osteoporosis and loss of mental cognition. However, with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, all of these symptoms can be avoided and menopause can be an extremely smooth transition that is welcomed.
Menopause can begin as early as age 40 and as late as age 60. However, 51 is the median age for menopause to happen. Menopause is defined as that time when a woman has gone a full year without a period. Peri-menopause is a period when menstruation starts to slow down as in skip a month or two and last between two and eight years prior to actual menopause. During this time a woman’s ovaries reduce production of the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. During peri-menopause a woman’s menstruation could stop for a few months and then return. One is not considered to have reached menopause until a full year has elapsed without a period. Once this has happened a woman is said to be in the post-menopause stage.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Offer an Effective Treatment for Peri-Menopause
Most of the above problematic health issues occur during the perimenopause stage and are a direct result of unpredictable hormonal fluctuations of estrogen and progesterone and many times are treated with artificial hormone replacement or herbal compounded hormone therapy. Due to the side effects of these, the FDA recommends as little as possible for as short of period as possible. Therefore woman going through menopause may not have the best of options available and dealing with the related symptoms can be a real challenge that can overtly affect one’s quality of life. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine offer a viable alternative.
Doctors of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Have Been Successfully Treating Menopause Symptoms for Thousands of Years
Doctors of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been successfully treating menopause symptoms for thousands of years. Firstly, since the underlying cause of many of the symptoms associated with menopause are due to hormonal fluctuations and since hormonal fluctuations are primarily due to stress and since acupuncture is one of the most effective natural ways to treat stress, it only makes sense that traditional Chinese medicine is a most effective form of treatment. Treating stress will also help treat emotional extremes and anxiety. Not only will decreased stress help balance hormones but it will improve all bodily functions including the process of making new red blood cells. Additionally, a strong contribution to hot flashes is due to poor circulation which can be due to age and the body’s natural process of making new blood cells slowing down. This leaves many woman entering menopause with old tired blood cells that do not adequately nourish and cool nerves and muscle tissue leaving them prone to inflammation and sudden hot flashes. Traditional Chinese herbs and diet and nutrition will help make new red blood cells and prevent hot flashes and associated night sweats. This in turn will help improve the quality of sleep. In addition, increased circulation of fresh new blood cells will help prevent dry skin, thinning hair, painful sex and loss of mental cognition. Finally it should be noted that decreased stress will assist digestion and your body’s ability to absorb more nutrients to add strength and vigor to the body. This in turn will help increase your sex drive and strengthen your bladder.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Restore and Maintain Health and Quality of Life for Women Experiencing Menopause
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are rich with many natural solutions for a woman going through peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause. It is rather ironically unfortunate that all treatments are natural and that there is nothing for a pharmaceutical company to have a patent on. Therefore, TCM lacks heavy advertisement to get the word out. However, due to its effectiveness, by word of mouth, more and more woman are discovering the wonders of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to restore and maintain excellent health and quality of life for women experiencing any phase of menopause.
For your convenience we are proud to present Treating Menopause with Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. Being trained in both Eastern & Western Medicine, Dr. Barrett is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has a private practice at the Century City Medical Plaza in Los Angeles CA.
Dr. Barrett’s Testimonials for Treating Symptoms of Menoapause with Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Lorenda, Age 54: “John Barrett is a very able professional acupuncturist, and I highly recommend him. His work has allowed me to experience ongoing optimal physical and mental health. I came to him frustrated and concerned about the uncomfortable symptoms of premenopause: night sweats, mood swings, memory loss and sleepless nights. These symptoms were a severe interruption in my daily routine as a caretaker, business owner, and leader in my business community. After a few sessions, with a variety of techniques, my body heat began to subside and I was able once again to sleep through the night. Within one month, I had fewer instances of memory loss, and I experienced more emotional stability. I felt like I got my body back! I really appreciate John Barrett’s care and understanding in helping me through a difficult time. He was always confident that his method of acupuncture along with the prescribed Chinese herbal medicine would make a difference, and given how I now feel, I completely agree with him. All I can say is thank you, Dr. Barrett!”
Sharon Age 51: "I heard of acupuncture, but I had never given much thought to it or did I ever think I’d go to an acupuncturist. But, I had really bad hot flashes and called Dr. Barrett. He prescribed a Chinese herbal formula and the hot flashes were gone within 24 hrs. I don’t even think about them anymore. Then, I hurt my back lifting the garage door. I did not feel the pain until 3 days later. On the third day the pain was almost unbearable, on the fourth I was still in pain, but was suppressing it with Ibuprofen and moving very carefully. That’s when I called Dr. Barrett, and told him by problem. He treated me with acupuncture to the sore areas of my back for about 25 minutes. Immediately after I was pain free. I would recommend Dr. Barrett to anyone with hot flashes or that is having back or musculo-skeletal pain. I told my friend about him and she wants me to make an appointment for her next week.”
Leslie, Age 52: "I began seeing Dr. Barrett due to an almost unbearable amount of anxiety as I entered menopause. I had seen a number of health care practitioners, and nothing had given me any relief. As a special education teacher, I was starting a new year and ready to “jump out of my skin”.After the first treatment, I finally began to experience relief. Dr. Barrett resolved my problem. I could see light at the end of the tunnel. Over several months, I regained peace and “sanity” in my life – and the anxiety has not returned.”