Acupuncture for menopause

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Menopause and Acupuncture

As we celebrate International Woman’s day, we want to honor our wonderful and hard working women.  As we age and eventually enter menopause, our hormones tend to fluctuate and change, causing:

  • weight gain
  • decrease in sleep
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • hot flashes
  • night sweats
  • mood swings
  • difficulty concentrating


This change indicates the point in a woman’s life when her menstruation stops and she is no longer fertile.  Although it is the time of the woman’s last menstrual cycle, menopause symptoms could show up many years earlier. Some women may experience menopausal symptoms for months or years afterwards it actually happens.  Women can take dangerous medications to combat this natural process or they can treat it naturally with acupuncture. Acupuncture provides whole body healing and is able to directly restore balance to the body’s rhythm with no side effects.

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical system that has been used for over 3000 years to treat a variety of medical conditions through specific points on the body. When women go through menopause, they have a difficult time adapting to the changes that their bodies are going through both physically and mentally. Our Lake Mary acupuncture clinic can address menopausal conditions and help to make the transition much easier.

When a woman begins menopause, she may experience physical and mental challenges which she has never had to contend with.  Menopausal conditions are treated with herbs, meridian point stimulation and diet modification depending on the individual’s symptoms and root condition.

Our female acupuncturist, Lara Aitken treats her clients with compassion and integrity.  Lara treats both menopausal and peri-menopausal clients.

Lara is a Florida state licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine and has practiced both acupuncture and herbology for over 10 years.  Treatments are effective, educational and relaxing.  or clients with a fear of needles, cold laser acupuncture is always an available alternative.  Lara also provides hypnosis for hot flashes, phobias, addictions and pain.  Hypnosis has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of many conditions and also carries zero side effects, unlike most prescription medication, patches and Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatments.  HLC has 2 hypnotists on staff to assist in treating a variety of conditions.

Hypnosis for Hot Flashes

Hypnosis has also been effective for hot flashes.  Researchers reported in the journal Menopause, in October 2012, that hypnosis can reduce the symptoms of menopausal hot flashes by up to 74%. The investigators, from the school of Nursing at Indiana University, the College of Education at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University, carried out a randomized, controlled study to determine what the effect of hypnosis might be.

For treatment options regarding menopause and peri-menopause, call HLC in Lake Mary.  We have very reasonable rates and use effective natural treatments.



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