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Menopause and acupuncture

Acupuncture is a natural treatment for menopause, it will reduce hot flushes, anxiety, mood swings, and correct emotional and hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture balances menopausal symptoms, by balancing hormones, reducing hot flushes, insomnia and irritability and by inducing better sleep. It will improve your quality of life and inspire you to take a positive perspective on the changes happening in your life.

Traditional Chinese Medicine views the menopause as a natural occurrence. It is said to be brought about by a deficiency of yin. Throughout our life we expend Yin by work, stress, grief, giving birth, taking care of others illness and just general day to day living. This means that your body is not as efficient at balancing your natural rhythms of cooling, calming, moistening, leaving us with symptoms we describe as irritated, hot flushes, anxiety, not sleeping and generally feeling out of balance and not quite ourselves.

From a Chinese medicine perspective, menopausal symptoms are generally due to a decline and weakening of the Kidney Essence in both the Yin and Yang aspects.When Yin is deficient it indicates a lack of fluid to nourish the body, along with too much heat. This causes the heat symptoms such as thirst, hot flushes and constipation.When Yang is deficient, there is too much fluid and lack of warmth in the body. This can lead to symptoms such as swelling in the lower legs and frequent urination.

Deficiencies in both the Yin and Yang are very common, which cause women to experience any of the following symptoms:

  • hot flushes or redness in the face day and/or night

  • feeling hot, followed by feeling cold

  • excessive sweating, especially with hot flushes

  • insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep

  • thirst and dry mouth

  • frequent urination during day or night

  • anxiety, restlessness, irritability, depression

  • swollen lower legs, ankles, feet

  • tiredness and headaches

  • lower back ache

  • constipation

  • vaginal dryness or itchiness.

Imbalances in the Liver and Spleen organs, such as Liver Yin deficiency or Spleen Blood deficiency, can also lead to women experiencing these menopausal symptoms.The severity of these symptoms will depend upon a woman’s lifestyle and dietary habits throughout her life.

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