pressure on specific areas on the hands and feet, it stimulates
specific organs like the ovaries, uterus, thyroid gland, parathyroid
glands, pituitary gland and the adrenal gland. This would help
achieve hormonal balance and production to reduce symptoms like hot
flashes. If you are experiencing prolonged menstruation, you can
take control of it by applying pressure on the inside part of your
legs, just about 5 inches below the knees.
liberating the energy blocks and rechanneling energy, acupuncture
needles also stimulate the natural pain killers of the body.
Endorphins are the body's own analgesics and it is found and
released by the spinal cord and pituitary gland. Acupuncture can
improve your overall well-being, improve your vitality as it teaches
your body to self-heal and balance itself internally.
Hot flashes, heavy
periods, migraines, headache, backache and sagging skin tones are
some of the menopausal symptoms that acupuncture can relieve. Even
excessive menstrual bleeding for premenopausal woman can be
alleviated through acupuncture and it can also help with pain and
headaches during menstruation. Acupuncture can do this by
reinstating hormonal balance in your body. Acupuncture can treat
other conditions like stress, insomnia, poor memory and
concentration by mobilizing your Qi (chi) into your nervous system.
A study was
conducted in Sweden on 21 women who are experiencing menopausal hot
flushes. Acupuncture was done and the women have reported
significant reduction of the symptoms, which lasted up to 3 months
and more. Acupuncture can be a stand-alone treatment option or it
can be used alongside with other medical treatments like herbal and
other traditional techniques. Some practitioners suggest that
acupuncture targets the areas of the nervous system that triggers