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.