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Can acupuncture help with early menopause?
July 19, 2016
Q: I m trying to be convinced, but my period stopped from three months. My doctor says I'm passing through the pre-menopause. I am 37 years old. Should I get pregnant ? What should I do to get my period back?
A: We are sorry to hear of your problems. Early menopause can be a terrible blow when someone decides to have a child at what should be a perfectly normal age to conceive.
the treatment of fertility and menopausal problems has been an area of great focus within the last decade, and a significant proportion of BAcC members undertake postgraduate training in treating fertility issues. We are actually on the verge of agreeing standards which allow someone properly qualified to claim to be an expert provider. Speaking to someone with this kind of training background who may be based near to you would be an extremely useful thing to do. We cannot tell, for example, whether your doctor's view that you are peri-menopausal or menopausal is based on blood tests of hormone levels or just an assumption based on the fact that your periods have stopped and you are in the right age group.
There may also be family history which would give some insight into what is happening. If there is a history of early menopause in your family that could make a significant difference to what you could expect from treatment.
Once someone is armed with this background information it is possible to offer a much better idea of what may be possible. As this rather dense and heavy study shows
there have been interesting and often successful studies of almost all aspects of women's reproductive health, so there is every reason to believe that if you have not fully entered the menopause treatment may be able to enhance the remaining functions of your body.
Our advice, as always, is to visit a BAcC member local to you who can tailor the advice to your specific circumstances. The one thing they will need to know is whether your doctor has checked your hormone levels and if they show that you are truly in the menopause. This will have a huge impact on the advice they can offer you.