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Perimenopause Causes Pain: Acupuncture Can Help

Perimenopause Causes Pain: Acupuncture Can Help

It’s not menopause that causes issues with women’s health and well-being. 

Instead, perimenopause, the time leading up to the end of menstruation, can cause a whole host of problems—and it might last up to ten years.

Fluctuations in your hormones, such as dropping estrogen levels, can result in symptoms such as night sweats, insomnia, hot flashes, mood swings—and even issues with your musculoskeletal system.

For example, the majority of those who suffer from frozen shoulders are perimenopausal women. A frozen shoulder causes pain, limits mobility, and can last for up to a year.

Acupuncture can alleviate the physical, the mental, AND the emotional issues.

At Peninsula Acupuncture, which provides acupuncture and herbal medicine services in the Mountain View and Los Altos communities in California, we help women going through perimenopause reset their systems to reduce their symptoms.

In popular culture, perimenopausal symptoms are often portrayed in a lighthearted way—but they can have a profound effect on daily life. If you don’t sleep well at night, that can aggravate anxiety, irritability, and even cause brain fog during the day. Heavy bleeding and increased cramping can cause you to miss work and lose focus on the things you care about.

Often, perimenopausal symptoms happen to coincide with children becoming teenagers—an already stressful situation—or a time in your life when you have more responsibility and pressure at work than ever before. The symptoms can sap your power and overwhelm even the most coolheaded and upbeat women.

Acupuncture restores system communication.

No one wants to be in pain or go through symptoms brought on by hormone fluctuations. Acupuncture is proven to help. By leveraging the nervous system, acupuncture can both interrupt signals and restore communication between an organ, system (like the endocrine system (hormones)), or pain point and the brain. This is true of physical or emotional pain.

Acupuncture can ease anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding, as well as changes to your musculoskeletal system brought on by perimenopause.

If you are experiencing some (or all) of the symptoms of perimenopause, contact us to schedule an appointment or to have your questions answered.

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