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.