Menopause is the cessation of a woman's menstrual periods and usually occurs between ages 42 and 55. During menopause many women experience such symptoms as hot flashes, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, heart palpitations, and weight gain.
Until recently physicians routinely prescribed estrogens for women past 35 who complained of hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause. Unfortunately, this medical practice greatly increased the chances for developing cancer, thrombophlebitis, strokes and heart attacks in many women. Most physicians are now aware of this danger and prescribe psychotropic drugs instead.
Psychotropic drugs apparently do not promote cancer, but there is evidence that they may damage heart muscle and the brain. These tranquilizers impair coordination and cause drowsiness. In many cases they increase depression. The antidepressant drugs, with which the tranquilizers are often combined, are seldom very effective and produce many serious side effects.
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For thousands of years, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have helped women in the Orient to overcome menopause with ease. Acupuncture regulates menopausal hormone changes and blood flow by naturally balancing the body system through needling techniques.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective substitute for drugs in treating menopausal symptoms. A patient usually begins to feel better after the first few treatments but should take at least six for lasting relief. Women who have been taking estrogens and have persistent hot flashes may require more treatments.
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