Acupuncture treatment may help reduce symptoms of menopause and perimenopause by:

  • regulating serum oestradiol, follicle stimulating hormone and luteotrophic hormone.

  • increasing relaxation and reducing tension. Acupuncture can alter the brain’s mood chemistry, reducing serotonin levels and increasing endorphins and neuropeptide Y levels, which can help to combat negative affective states.

  • stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors, and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord.