Treatment for Menopause and perimenopause
Menopause and perimenopause are transitional periods marking the cessation of ovulation in a woman's body. It most commonly occurs between the ages of 45 and 56 and can last a few months to several years.
Symptoms vary from mild to severe, and are brought on as the body tries to adapt to decreasing amounts of estrogen. During this time a variety of symptoms can be experienced, the most common of these being hot flushes, fatigue, night sweats, aches and pains, palpitations, insomnia, as well as anxiety and depression.
HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) is most commonly prescribed by GPs to counteract these symptoms. While some women find HRT effective, many women are not satisfied with the risks and side effects associated with it and seek accompanying or alternative and more natural solutions to the changes and symptoms they are experiencing.
Acupuncture combined with acupressure massage, dietary therapy, Chinese Herbs and Moxibustion are traditional Chinese medicine treatments that are commonly used to treat symptoms experienced by the menopause. Many of these treatments have evolved over thousands of years. It is common in parts of Asia for many women to experience little to no symptoms when they are transitioning from menstruation to peri-menopause to menopause.
Chinese medicine treatments are a gentle, natural, and work with your body to restore balance. The aim of TCM treatments is to restore balance in the body's energy levels, help re-balance hormones and enable the body to readjust to the changes it is undergoing. (In TCM these are yin and yang energies and their associated relationship to the balance and health of the body), Re-balancing hormones has the effect reducing hot flushes, insomnia and irritability and inducing better sleep.
One of the strengths of acupuncture is in the tailoring of treatment to each individual. Traditional Chinese Medicine does not recognise menopause as one particular syndrome. It aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual.
Herbal Remedies have been used for centuries in China to help with the transition from menstruation to peri-menopause and menopause. They are a safe and natural way to reduce or eradicate the symptoms you may be experiencing. These herbal products are available to buy online but we would advise you to avail of a free consultation, by phone or video chat to ensure you receive the right remedies for you. Please call us or book an online video chat with us. This service is free of charge.