Acupuncture for Menopause

Having trouble with menopause? Come to our Austin acupuncture clinic to get relief. 

Menopause is the natural termination of the menstrual cycle, lasting from a few months to years. During this time ofhormonal and energy fluctuation, many women experience uncomfortable or even debilitating symptoms. Common physical symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, urinary problems, and headaches. Menopause is also characterized by emotional symptoms such as sudden mood changes, depression, irritability, insomnia, and nervousness. 


According to Chinese medicine, imbalanced interaction between kidney yin and yang leads to difficulties during menopause. Women may have yin or yang deficiencies that affect how they experience menopause. Symptoms of yang deficiency in menopause may include tiredness, lower back pain, incontinence, and aversion to cold. Symptoms of yin deficiency (the far more common type) include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and irritability. 


Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.