Acupuncture for Menopause

Today, most women are well aware of the side-effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy and are seeking holistic alternatives to help relieve the symptoms of menopause. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer a holistic approach that can reduce or even eliminate the menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia without the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy and other medications. A number of research studies show the hormone balancing effects of acupuncture and its ability to effectively treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes 1-7.

This phase in a woman's life can offer increased energy, creativity, spirituality or productiveness but uncomfortable symptoms of menopause can detract from the positive experience. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine takes a holistic and an individualized approach to treating each woman. Special emphasis is placed on treating the root cause of your symptoms and restoring hormonal balance so that you can experience a more comfortable transition into this next phase of your life. Our patients report significant reduction or elimination of menopausal symptoms as well as renewed balance, energy and vitality.

To start treating your menopausal symptoms with acupuncture you can Schedule Online or call us at (978) 369-9400 to schedule your first appointment. If you are still not sure if acupuncture is right for you, call (978) 369-9400 to schedule a FREE 15 minute consult, with one of our acupuncturists.


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