Menopause: How It Can Be Managed through Acupuncture, Reiki Therapy, and Herbal Medicine
From a very young age, girls learn to deal with everything that menstruation brings with it: the pain, the blood, the strict hygiene—and yet not a single woman would want to part with it. The reason is simple: menstruation is part of a woman’s life. In fact, it marks the beginning of a girl’s transition into womanhood, and is the harbinger of all the changes that are happening in her body.
When menopause finally hits, it feels a little off. The monthly rituals are gone, the pain and everything accompanying it are gone. Women, however, understand that menopause is a part of life, just like menstruation is. Nature has built our bodies to go through these naturally scheduled updates, which ensure that the body is in apple-pie order.
Which is why when these updates don’t happen when they’re supposed to, things go wrong—such as when premature menopause occurs.
Both, menopause and premature menopause come with their own set of problems—both of which can be managed through holistic treatment methods such as Reiki therapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
Between 45 and 55 is the age range when most women experience menopause. Those who get it before 45 or 40 years of age experience premature menopause, which has been linked to increased risk of mortality. Among the many health risks that accompany premature menopause are:
- Heart disease
- Lower estrogen levels
- Menopause symptoms more severe than the usual
- Depression or anxiety over infertility
Symptoms of Menopause
Even women who don’t experience premature menopause have to experience several uncomfortable and unpleasant issues, which include but aren’t limited to:
- Problems in bladder control
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Weight gain characterized by poor metabolism
- Night sweats
In short, women are susceptible to a number of health concerns when nearing the ages of 45, which can last for years. They may be mild or severe, and they generally bring daily life activities to a standstill.
Managing Menopause through Holistic Healthcare
Since much of what accompanies menopause (stress, depression, and anxiety) is psychological, it makes sense that managing menopause isn’t limited to the physical. You can take medication for the night sweats or the depressive episodes, but you’re just numbing the pain out for the moment. You aren’t really treating the root cause of the problem, which is physical and psychological and spiritual. Holistic healthcare methods can be very effective when it comes to managing menopause symptoms, some of them being:
Often women are afraid that the onslaught of menopause means their libido has reduced. They experience chronic pains or depression or both. Certain traditional Chinese herbs can help with infertility and with the depressive episodes both, successfully diverting the patient’s mind.
If the menopause is affecting some specific region of your body (such as the bladder or is leading to poor metabolism), an acupuncturist could target specific acupoints to promote health and wellness in those specific parts.
Reiki therapy is all about promoting spiritual healing and wellness by channeling positive energy. When women go through menopause, they experience a lot of spiritual and emotional turmoil, which can be managed through Reiki therapy.
The female body feels an imbalance of sorts, having lost a core female mechanism. The therapy is specifically designed to promote relaxation and comfort in the body, bringing balance back into the mix.
Looking for a professional practitioner in L.A. who can help you manage menopause through holistic treatment? Contact Rana Mansour today!