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A meta-analysis of research has confirmed that acupuncture can significantly help with symptoms of menopause, including the frequency/severity of hot flashes, low energy, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, sluggish metabolism, anxiety/mood swings, and low libido. (Chi, 2015)
Another study found the application of a combination of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture proved as effective as hormone therapy in the treatment of menopause-related symptoms. (Azizi, 2011)
A FEW ACUPUNCTURE POINTS YOU CAN MASSAGE YOURSELF TO HELP WITH SYMPTOMS:
Those who have exhausted their adrenal glands by years of overworking and/or those who have endured very high-stress levels over long periods of time seem most affected. As the ovaries slow down, the production of hormones (i.e. Estrogen) decrease and the adrenals should take over. However, if these are depleted, they cannot - and the body has a very difficult time with thermo-regulation, hence hot flashes occur.
A sluggish thyroid gland can slow metabolism and cause mood swings. The thyroid is another gland the tired adrenals try to support.
Chinese herbs have been traditionally used to strengthen the body's "Kidney energy" which is highly correlated with the adrenal glands (which sit on top of the kidneys "ad - renal”).
With weekly acupuncture sessions for 4-6 weeks along with Chinese Herbs and then monthly follow-up sessions, women notice a reduction in the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and night sweats, with improved sleep, energy, and moods.