Acupuncture Menopause Services & Treatments in Dedham
Serving the areas of Westwood, Needham, West Roxbury, Boston, Norwood, Canton, Milton, Sharon, Dover, Walpole, Newton, Brookline
Menopause is the natural end to menstruation and can start as early as 40 years old or as late as 60 years old. If menopause occurs prior to age 40, this is thought to be abnormal and is called premature menopause. Menopause is the result of the depletion of egg cells from the ovaries and the reduction of female hormones.
Menopause is considered complete when you have been without your period for a full year. Rather than a single point in time, menopause is a process or transitional period when women move away from the phase of life where reproduction is possible. It is a normal part of life. It marks the end of a long, slow process that begins when ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone. These female hormones are both important for normal menstrual cycle and successful pregnancy.
In addition to its role in reproduction, estrogen is an important hormone for maintaining bone health, and it may also play important roles in heart health, skin elasticity, and brain function.
Hormonal Changes that we can treat with Acupuncture and Herbs:
- Hot flashes
- Skin/Hair changes
- Mental Fogginess