Acupuncture & Chinese medicine to relieve the symptoms associated with Menopause
Menopause is a transitional period 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.
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Acupuncture combined with Acupressure, Herbs and Moxibustion are Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments that are commonly used to treat symptoms experienced by the menopause.
They are a gentle, natural, and effective methods of treatment. 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.