As any woman who has gone through (or is going through) menopause can tell you, there are a whole host of irritating and uncomfortable symptoms that come with it. From hot flashes and night sweats, to mood swings, to problems with cognition and memory, menopause can be a demanding and frustrating adjustment for your body and mind.
What Causes the Symptoms of Menopause?
Most of the symptoms that occur with menopause are thought to occur as a result of decreasing levels of estrogen that continue to drop throughout menopause. The most widely reported symptoms associated with menopause include:
- Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Irregular periods
- Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems
- Moodiness and Depression
- Problems with Memory and Cognition
- Weight Gain
The current conventional treatment for managing and treating the symptoms associated with menopause is by using hormone replacement therapy. This treatment is designed to help increase estrogen levels, thereby resulting in a reduction of menopause-related symptoms.
Although this treatment helps many women with their symptoms, others find it to be ineffective, or can even make them feel worse. Additionally, hormone replacement has been linked to increased risks of developing breast cancer, heart disease, and suffering a stroke.
Alternative Treatments for Menopause
Fortunately, there are growing numbers of alternative therapies that have been found to be effective for treating the symptoms of menopause, including therapies like taking herbal supplements and getting acupuncture treatments. However, it has also been found that magnetic therapy may also be an effective treatment for getting relief from many of the symptoms associated with menopause.
Additionally, alternative treatments, like using healing magnets, often have far fewer side effects than the standard treatment of hormone replacement therapy, and are not connected to any of the possible serious side-effects that can come with hormone replacement.
Research Showing the Effectiveness of Magnetic Therapy for Menopause
One scientific research study was performed on hundreds of women and found that using magnetic therapy helped to relieve many symptoms associated with menopause, including mood problems, hot flashes, and cognitive problems. Almost every woman who participated in the research reported at least a moderate improvement in some of their symptoms. Some of the women reported that they had improvement in almost three-fourths of their symptoms. Symptoms that the study reported relief from include fatigue, insomnia, breast soreness, and mood-related issues.
Other symptoms were reported to have improved by about a third. These symptoms included hot flashes, night sweats, lack of sex drive, and cognitive issues. About one-fifth of the participants also reported to have lost weight during the treatments.
Previously conducted studies have found that magnetic therapy had been successful for reducing pain associated with menstruation, as well as being able to speed up the healing of wounds. Growing amounts of research indicate that magnetic fields may provide various health benefits to the body, including stimulating healing by improving circulation and alleviating pain by muting nerve signals sending pain information to the brain.
Scientists are not yet certain why magnetic therapy works for treating menopause. However, it is believed that it might help the body to raise estrogen levels. Estrogen levels fall through menopause, triggering the symptoms associated with it. Menopause symptoms can be so uncomfortable that almost four out of ten women experiencing menopause pursue some type of medical treatment for their symptoms.
How to Use Magnetic Therapy for Treating Menopause Symptoms
Many women have been able to successfully manage their menopause symptoms by wearing magnetic therapy products. One of the most common products used for this purpose are magnetic therapy bracelets.
These types of bracelets come in a variety of types and styles, but all function according the same principles. Wearing a magnetic bracelet can be effective for holistic issues because the magnetic field is able to fully and deeply penetrate the thin skin of the wrists so that the healing effects of the magnets can act on the blood flowing through the veins. Additionally, magnetic therapy bracelets are able to be worn throughout the day, providing a constant supply of healing magnetic energy.
Make sure that you purchase a good quality product that has magnets of sufficient strength for therapeutic uses. Many magnetic bracelets sold are constructed of magnetic materials that are too weak to provide adequate health benefits.
Additional Tips for Minimizing Menopause Symptoms
Fortunately, the majority of menopause symptoms only last for a limited period of time. Menopause is a natural phase of the life cycle and most women are able to manage their symptoms with no medical treatments or therapies.
If you experience insomnia due to menopause, avoid drinking caffeine and limit your activity right before bedtime. Try performing some relaxation exercise, such as deep breathing muscle relaxation.
To help reduce the severity and occurrence of hot flashes, make sure you get adequate exercise, wear layers of clothing that you can remove when you need to, and try to identify what triggers your hot flashes. Hot flash triggers often include things like drinking hot beverages, eating spicy food, being in a hot environment, or drinking alcohol.