Whether you are the sufferer or the significant other to a woman going through menopause it’s not only not a laughing matter, it’s a suffering matter. The mood swings, insomnia, weight gain, flush faces and waking up in puddles of sweat in the middle of the night is unbearable. Not to mention having to completely alter your fashion choices to camouflage the beads of sweat in public.
Women experiencing menopause have few choices to alleviate their symptoms. Traditional hormone therapy is effective but can come at a very high price. Hormone replacement therapy comes with an increased risk of breast cancer, uterine cancer, heart attack and stroke. Many women opt to ‘just live with’ until it passes or try herbal supplements. Some work and of course some don’t.
So what is the answer or cure-all? Acupuncture! Acupuncture balances the hormones without any harmful side effects. As if not having menopause symptoms are not enough an added benefit is that acupuncture gives you an overall sense of well being.