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Beat the Heat of Hot Flashes and the Insomnia of Menopause with Acupuncture!

Let Acupuncture Be an Ally During Menopause

Let Acupuncture Be an Ally During Menopause

Would you like relief from hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia due to menopause? 

Today approximately 40 million American women suffer with the unpleasant and sometimes debilitating symptoms of menopause — about 80% of them having hot flashes and night sweats.

Hot flashes are a series of symptoms that affect women, mostly those approaching or in menopause. Hot flashes may be the single most aggravating symptom during menopause — they are the subjective sensation of intense warmth in the upper body, neck and face. They are caused by hormone changes within the body and when they occur at night, are referred to as “night sweats.”

It is not uncommon for women affected by them to experience insomnia, restlessness, irritability, and depression. They may occur in 80% of menopausal women, and may last for up to five years.

It’s no wonder that women are taking charge of their health and looking for relief! 

Women are also looking towards holistic therapies to treat their symptoms.  And studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment.

From 1997 to 1999, one of the first studies in the United States to explore the effectiveness of acupuncture in alleviating hot flashes, insomnia and nervousness, conducted by Dr. Susan Cohen, D.S.N., APRN, associate professor of the University of Pittsburgh, it was found that during the course of acupuncture treatments, hot flashes decreased by 35% and insomnia decreased by 50%. A follow-up study revealed hot flashes significantly decreased in those receiving acupuncture, compared to those receiving routine care. 

Acupuncture almost always clears the hot flashes easily and quickly, with only a few treatments. What a wonderful relief! The point sites chosen do not hurt, are gentle, and effective. Patients feel a sense of increased well-being and a higher energy level.

Other symptoms such as insomnia can be treated at the same time. In fact, acupuncture is helpful and relevant for treating all sleep problems. Acupuncture works by approaching the mind and body holistically to address internal imbalance, encouraging the flow of natural energy, and releasing physical and mental tension.

Rest Easy - Acupuncture is Effective for Insomnia

Rest Easy – Acupuncture is Effective for Insomnia

Acupuncture can curb hot flashes and night sweats, balance the endocrine system, improve sleep quality and energy levels, improve irritability and the feeling of fogginess, increase your immune function, promote mind-body relaxation, and strengthen metabolism.

All of this combines to promote better health and an enhanced quality of life, and with no side effects. What an ally to menopause!


Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Ladies? Low Libido? Acupuncture Can Help Improve the Mood!

Get that Spark Back with Acupuncture!

Get that Spark Back with Acupuncture!

If you suffer from a low libido, you’re not alone.

A common complaint for many women is the loss of libido, or sex drive. However, acupuncture is a wonderful ally in the search to rediscover your inner She-Ra!

Acupuncture improves libido but also addresses the reason why it was lost or diminished in the first place.  

Common causes of waning sexual interest include emotional issues, post-childbirth, breast-feeding, the onset of menopause, reactions to medications, stress, weight gain, relationship conflicts, and hormonal imbalances, among other issues. 

 How does acupuncture increase your libido? 
  • Hormones are brought back into balance! The body’s hormonal balance, and therefore overall homeostasis, is thrown into disarray during menopause. As we mentioned, hormonal imbalance (female hormones, thyroid hormones, etc.) can be a factor for the loss of libido, and acupuncture helps to regulate the hormones.  Recovery does not happen overnight, but you will start seeing positive changes as soon as after the first treatment.
  • Acupuncture increases blood flow to the reproductive organs. This one is rather self-explanatory. 
  • Acupuncture improves energy.  Acupuncture naturally eliminates stressors that block energy channels and prevent a smooth flow of energy. 
  • Acupuncture helps to fight off fatigue. Low thyroid, low adrenal function and other disorders may cause low energy. Once the balance is restored and organs are functioning properly libido increases. Acupuncture’s natural balancing effects help to restore regular sleeping patterns. Just a few treatments may be enough to restore your body’s natural energy flow and give you healthy sleep! 
  • We are emotional beings, and often emotional issues can get in the way of feeling free to express all aspects of yourself. Acupuncture relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety. There are a large number of causes for depression, including genetics, chemical imbalances, hormone issues  and other medical conditions. The energetic systems involved will vary for each individual.  Acupuncture often provides immediate improvement on the symptoms present, as well as a deeper improvement on the underlying causes. Sometimes an emotional issue that has repressed a person’s energy and feelings of well being for years can clear up within just a few acupuncture sessions.

Acupuncture is also very helpful for infertility and impotency issues, as well as so many other symptoms and conditions. It is an effective and 100% natural and safe method of treatment. 

Interested? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Why Haven’t You Tried Acupuncture? Let’s Explain the Fears Away…


Curious about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. You’re been reading about it. Some of your friends and family may have tried it. You’ve been thinking about picking up the phone…but there’s something keeping you back. Are you interested in trying acupuncture but really want some questions answered? Problem solved! Read on…

First and most pressing…Does it hurt?

Here’s the initial caveat — every person is different, and can have different reactions. The actual sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.


Acupuncture needle, third from the top. Surprisingly small!

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”. Many people find the treatment very relaxing, and often fall asleep!  Sometimes a little soreness in the treatment area can happen but generally dissipates within 24 hours of treatment. Proper rest and hydration is also recommended.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Here’s some of the benefits of acupuncture — less pain, better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, a stronger immune system, better digestion, less stress, less pain, and did we mention less pain?

How May Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture awakens your self-healing capabilities. The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture? Can you help me?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: 

Allergies, addiction, ankle pain, anxiety, appetite control, arthritis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, cluster headaches, colitis, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive trouble, ear aches, emotional problems, eye problems, food allergies, facial palsy/tics, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, fibroids, frozen shoulder, gastritis, GERD, gout, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flashes, heel pain, incontinence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, joint pain, low back pain, Lyme disease, knee pain, menstrual problems, menopause, migraine, morning sickness, Morten’s neuroma, muscle pain, nausea, neck pain, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive problems, rhinitis, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, smoke cessation, sore throat, sports injuries, stiff neck, stress, tennis elbow, tendonitis, tooth pain, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, urinary tract, vomiting, weight loss, and wrist pain.

See yourself somewhere on that list? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less stress, less pain? 

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Hot Flashes Relieved Quickly and Easily with Acupuncture

Hot Flashes Relieved by Acupuncture

Hot Flashes Relieved by Acupuncture

Hot flashes are a series of symptoms that affect women, mostly those approaching or in menopause. They are caused by hormone changes within the body and when they occur at night, are referred to as “night sweats.” Most women who experience hot flashes report that they come and go rather quickly, and the symptoms tend to disappear as quickly as they arrive. In some instances, sufferers experience a warning “aura,” similar to the onset of a migraine headache.

Though hot flashes vary in intensity and types of symptoms from woman to woman, most sufferers report sweating, heart palpitations and sometimes nausea. Generally, the sensation of heat occurs in the upper body (chest, face, neck) and can often spread throughout the entire body. Although hot flashes are uncomfortable and their onset is extremely sudden, they rarely indicate a serious medical issue.

Acupuncture almost always clears the hot flashes easily and quickly, with only a few treatments. What a wonderful relief! The point sites chosen do not hurt, are gentle, and effective. Other symptoms such as insomnia can be treated at the same time.

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com