Acupuncture and Menopause

Menopause is a natural progression for women in life. I see so many women with perimenopausal and menopausal issues. I have been really lucky to be able to help them improve their quality of life. 

Menopause affects women differently and can have a dramatic effect on their quality of life. It maybe familiar to some of you who are just not feeling 100%. You maybe experiencing excessive flushing, insomnia, lack of energy, joint pains, mood swings or low moods, amongst other symptoms, and think you have to put up with it. Please don't! Your life doesn't need to stop when you reach menopause.

Patients who come and see me are either using HRT but still need a little help with their symptoms or do not want to use a hormone treatment. Acupuncture is a gentle method of treatment which can be used with HRT or instead of. It works by balancing hormones which lead to better sleep, less frequent or intense flushes and improvement of mood. Several studies have been carried out on the effect of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms.  

Traditional Chinese Medicine views the menopause as a natural decline in the bodies Yin. Yin decreases in the body as we get older due to natural events such as work, stress, bereavement, having children and general daily stresses. This means the body's fluids need rebalancing in the body to allow is to moisten and cool properly. Once this has been rebalanced, along with any other issues the patient may have, menopause symptoms decrease.

I recommend 1-2 weekly sessions for 4-6 weeks for treating menopausal symptoms. Sometimes my patients come back for monthly maintenance treatments to sort out any little issues that may occur.
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