Acupuncture for menopause Brisbane

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Acupuncture for menopause plus other women’s health issues Brisbane

If you are going through the menopause and live in Brisbane, acupuncture for menopause, as practised by our acupuncturists, can:

  • reduce the severity and frequency of hot flushes
  • enhance your sleep.

Acupuncture and women’s health: a long history

Like all branches of Chinese medicine, women’s health has had a long history. The earliest records on gynaecological medical writings date from around 1000BC.

Bones and tortoise shells have been found with writings dealing with childbirth problems and a textbook called Book of Mountains and Seas(circa 300BC) reviews medicinal plants to address infertility.

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine features many references to women’s physiology and anatomy, and to the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological issues.

During the Han Dynasty (206BC to 220AD), a gynaecologist was called a women’s doctor.

The earliest recorded gynaecologists under that name were two doctors called Yi Xu and Chun Yu Yan. They treated one of the empresses during the Western Han Dynasty (206BC to 24AD).

In his book Discussion on Cold-induced Diseases, the doctor Zhang Zhong Jing refers to a previous book called Series of Herbs for Obstetrics.

This shows that even before the Han Dynasty there were books dealing with gynaecology in China.

That’s millennia ago.

Since the early 1950s, Western and Eastern medicine in China have worked together and many innovative treatments have been prescribed.

We tap into these to bring such innovation to the women of Brisbane.

About acupuncture for menopause

Acupuncture is a gentle and effective way to address menopausal symptoms.

Systemic reviews (see references on this page) of clinical research trials have shown that acupuncture may reduce menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, hot flushes, sweating at night, and aches.

With a skilled approach, acupuncture may reduce the severity and frequency of these symptoms, improving your quality of life.

It is thought that acupuncture works for menopause by balancing hormones.

While it has a long history, acupuncture does offer therapeutic benefits and has few side effects.

Many people seek acupuncture for menopause because they understand that acupuncturists tailor treatment to their unique symptoms, which vary from person to person.

No two acupuncture treatments are the same, and this is one of acupuncture’s greatest strengths.

Make an appointment with us to see how we might help you.

Acupuncture for menopause and other women’s issues

The latest high-level clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for 46 conditions, with another 71 conditions showing mixed evidence of its efficacy.

In particular, research shows acupuncture for menopause related hot flushes and insomnia may assist.

We are experienced in the following women’s conditions.

    Sources: Chiu HY, Pan CH, Shyu YK, Han BC, Tsai PS. Effects of acupuncture on menopause-related symptoms and quality of life in women in natural menopause: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Menopause. 2015 Feb;22(2):234-44. Dodin S, Blanchet C, Marc I, Ernst E, Wu T, Vaillancourt C, et al. Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013(7):Cd007410. Chen YP, Liu T, Peng YY, Wang YP, Chen H, Fan YF, et al. Acupuncture for hot flashes in women with breast cancer: A systematic review. J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Apr-Jun;12(2):535-42. Selva Olid A, Martinez Zapata MJ, Sola I, Stojanovic Z, Uriona Tuma SM, Bonfill Cosp X. Efficacy and Safety of Needle Acupuncture for Treating Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders: An Overview. Med Acupunct. 2013 Dec 1;25(6):386-97.

    Sources: Chiu HY, Hsieh YJ, Tsai PS. Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):507-15. Bezerra AG, Pires GN, Andersen ML, Tufik S, Hachul H. Acupuncture to Treat Sleep Disorders in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.  2015;2015:563236.

    Sources: Selva Olid A, Martinez Zapata MJ, Sola I, Stojanovic Z, Uriona Tuma SM, Bonfill Cosp X. Efficacy and Safety of Needle Acupuncture for Treating Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders: An Overview. Med Acupunct. 2013 Dec 1;25(6):386-97. Close C, Sinclair M, Liddle SD, Madden E, McCullough JE, Hughes C. A systematic review investigating the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the management of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) in pregnancy. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Aug;70(8):1702-16. Liddle SD, Pennick V. Interventions for preventing and treating low-back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015(9):Cd001139.

    Sources: Smith CA, Crowther CA, Grant SJ. Acupuncture for induction of labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013(8):Cd002962. Mollart LJ, Adam J, Foureur M. Impact of acupressure on onset of labour and labour duration: A systematic review. Women Birth. 2015 Sep;28(3):199-206.

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