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Acupuncture is gaining popularity in treating menopause

Menopause naturally occurs in women between the ages 45 and 55.  During perimenopause, the initial stage of menopause, a woman’s ovaries diminish in both function and in its production of estrogen, a hormone essential to a woman’s health.

Waning estrogen levels instigate a myriad of adverse fluctuations in a woman’s overall function. Hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, weight gain, palpitations, vaginal dryness, depression, dry skin, headaches, insomnia, irritability, low libido, osteoporosis, and changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle are among the hormonal shifts noted in varying degrees.

Symptoms are like snowflakes – every woman is affected differently and discomfort can sometimes last for years.

Acupuncture, a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is gaining popularity in treating perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Proven to promote healing while reducing the discomfort caused by hormonal fluctuations, this natural alternative treatment is both safe and effective.

Acupuncture 4U, spearheaded by Dr. Qin and his wife and fellow therapist, Yueling Chen, remains at the forefront of custom-tailored, menopausal treatments.

The lovely Encinitas facility combines acupuncture treatments, herbal remedies, and gua sha, a scraping technique that reduces inflammation and increases circulation, to rebalance the adverse symptoms induced by the onset of a woman’s aging body.

“Our individualized acupuncture and gua sha treatments alleviate menopausal discomfort so women can focus on maintaining a healthy, pain-free lifestyle,” said Dr. Qin. “Acupuncture balances and rebalances energy, increases circulation, and decreases inflammation through areas affected by and often depleted of its normal function because of the aging process.

“Scientific studies indicate that acupuncture reduces bothersome hot flushes and stress,” he continued. “Our female patients know that our natural treatments serve as a healthy, drug free alternative to improving their quality of lives.”

Dr. Qin, a third-generation acupuncture practitioner, has devoted his life to transforming the health and well-being of women through “to alleviate the discomfort of menopause, pain many have previously accepted as a part of their lives.”

According to Dr. Qin, acupuncture treats components of “qi” stunted by the onset of menopause.

“One’s overall health is directly related to the body’s flow of energy known as qi,” he said. “If the qi becomes blocked, as it happens with perimenopause and menopause, the body reacts with symptoms of discomfort. Once the qi flows smoothly again through our specialized treatments, the body rebalances and re-energizes to heal itself. Women do not need to accept the discomfort associated with menopause as normal.”

For those afraid of acupuncture needles – no larger in diameter than a strand of hair – Dr. Qin prescribes gua sha, Also known as scraping, gua sha removes blood stagnation to increase circulation while decreasing inflammation.

“We help people get rid of pain every day with gua sha,” added Yueling. “And women are no strangers to pain. Acupuncture, gua-sha, even cupping treatments help to alleviate the uncomfortable consequences of menopause. Our treatments give women healthy options in dealing with the negative aspects of aging.”

Dr. Qin and his team at Acupuncture 4U assist women suffering from perimenopause and menopause through healthy, natural and beneficial treatments.

“Women are in a constant state of change,” concluded Dr. Qin. “From puberty to menopause, hormonal and emotional imbalances occur. Acupuncture can restore balance and overall vitality to women through every stage of their life journey.  Our patients know that we will help them heal naturally.”

For more information or to make an appointment, call Acupuncture 4U at (760) 230-2490.

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