Acupuncture for Menopause Can Help

acupuncture pointsHello, this is Licensed Acupuncturist Georjana Shames and today I’d love talk menopause with you.

Great news! Acupuncture can help you ease into the menopause and reduce many of the uncomfortable symptoms woman often experience around the ages of 45-55. If you would like to avoid hormone replacement therapy or if you are already on hormone replacement therapy but still experiencing symptoms, the gentle 5,000-year-old techniques of Acupuncture can really help.

Men: Keep that youthful, vital and virile feeling through mid-life

Men are not immune to midlife changes.  They too experience the so-called change of life as a result of declining hormones, specifically low testosterone, which is commonly seen beginning in the fourth decade of life.  This is often associated with symptoms of aging in males referred to as "Andropause", named after the androgens, the medical name for male hormones.  This is the counterpart to menopause in women when ovarian production of estrogens and progesterone begin to decline.  But for men, it is a more gradual process than the rollercoaster many women experience during menopause.

Most health providers understand the value of establishing baseline hormone levels when creating an individualized treatment plan that includes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Two important questions then arise:

  • Once treatment is initiated, which hormones should be monitored and how often?

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Saliva testing is an easy and noninvasive way of assessing your patient's hormone status.

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Hormones tested in Saliva:

The major sex hormones to assess are estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. The main adrenal hormones are DHEA and cortisol. These five hormones will provide crucial information about deficiencies, excesses and daily patterns, which then result in a specifically tailored treatment approach and one far more beneficial than the old “shotgun" approach. Below is a brief description of each of these five hormones: