“Can Acupuncture help my crazy hormones”? This is one of the most common questions I’m asked in my Acupuncture practice. I’m always happy to hear that question from new patients because the answer is a definite “Yes”!
For some women it’s the PMS, headaches, and digestive upset before their periods. For others it’s insomnia, anxiety, or depression. Many woman go through a pronounced phase of perimenopause that may start as early as their late 30s. These women will notice that their periods get more problematic, they may have more digestive issues, emotional ups and downs, migraines, pain, and trouble sleeping.
Then, as women approach 50 the real fun begins! Any unresolved health conditions they have may flare-up. They also might start noticing hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and mood swings. Many women have so many symptoms during menopause that they feel as if they are falling apart. These are some of my favourite patients to work with because I see how dramatically Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can turn their lives around. Acupuncture helps to balance the ‘hormonal’ moods, cool off the hot flashes and night sweats, and allows menopause to be the normal, healthy transition that it was meant to be.