Menopause comes into the lives of women bearing gifts of hot flashes, mood swings and a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms can make this transitional time of life more difficult for many women. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help relieve these symptoms and create a sense of wellbeing without the debilitating side effects of traditional clinical treatments.
Study Supports Distal Needling
A study conducted with a group of women receiving distal needling and another group getting fake acupuncture with dull pointed needles revealed that the group of women receiving distal needling reported lower occurrences of hot flashes and mood swings than those who did not receive the treatment.
This study is hopeful for women who do not want to go through hormone replacement therapy which is the go to choice of medical practitioners worldwide, who offer this treatment route to women who experience these symptoms. Antidepressants are often paired with hormone replacement therapies. Both antidepressants and hormone replacement therapies can come with even more side effects that may make their initial purpose not as effective, or harmful for certain women who may respond negatively.
Distal needling offers premenopausal and menopausal women another choice without the need to take hormones or antidepressants and the harmful side effects that can come from those two therapies. If women opt to use these therapies, distal needling does not harm the progress or relief that some women can get from those therapies.
Although mood swings and hot flashes are not fun to deal with, there are options to help deal with these symptoms. Although western medicine can offer hormone therapies and antidepressants, Chinese medicine and distal needling can be a helpful asset or alternative to those who choose not to use western medicine. It is always good to explore other options, especially when conventional medicine doesn’t seem to be helping or can add additional harmful symptoms. Distal needling and acupuncture can offer another effective choice in creating a better quality of life and happiness as you navigate this transitional time in your life.
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