Menopause

Acupuncture can help women suffering from the most common symptoms of menopause. Traditional Chinese Medicine does not recognize menopause as one particular syndrome, instead it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual.  

Menopausal symptoms occur due the body trying to adapt to the decreasing amounts of estrogen.  Symptoms are varied and can include;Hot flushes, night sweats, sweating,insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, depression, irritability, poor memory, palpitations, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, indigestion, increase flatulence, joint pain, sore lower back, itchy skin, dry hair and nails, vaginal dryness and itchiness, painful intercourse. 

As there is an oestrogen deficiency associated with menopause, oestrogen replacement therapy is often used, called HRT.  Recently, there have been many discussions about the use and side effects of long-term use of HRT, and many women have been seeking and turning to more alternative and natural therapies for support.