In Chinese Medicine the menopause is known as “Second Spring” and is seen as a natural transition from a woman’s child-bearing years to a time when she can step into herself.
It is seen as a positive time and it is thought that if a woman takes care of herself during the menopause she will have abundant energy for the next phase of life. It is seen as an opportunity for new beginnings.
It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but can develop before or after this age range.
Menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms, with hot flushes being the most widespead issue
Symptoms Of Menopause
Most women will experience some symptoms around the menopause.
The duration and severity of these symptoms varies from woman to woman.
Symptoms usually start a few months or years before your periods stop, known as the perimenopause, and can persist for some time afterwards.
Acupuncture Can Help With...
A recent study showed that Acupuncture can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of hot flushes
It can help manage weight gain. A clinical trial in 2012 studied the effects of acupuncture on weight gain, lipid profiles, immunological and inflammatory markers. The study combined lower calorie diets with acupuncture treatment in obese patients. The study found significant reductions in all markers.
Anxiety and Depression
Research suggests that acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins which can help in the treatment of patients with anxiety and depression.
Low Energy, Aches, Pains & Headaches
Acupuncture helps to balance the endocrine system by stimulating neurotransmitters with the aim of balancing hormonal actvitity