Western medicine’s approach to the diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental health is based on male-centred research that ignores women’s different biology, especially in the development of prescription drugs. A woman’s body experiences many different, natural hormonal changes throughout her life, beginning at puberty and continuing into older age, which are sensitively correlated with our emotions, nutrition and general lifestyle. Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for gynaecological issues and menopause offers unique benefits for women and can restore hormonal and emotional balance during all of these stages by promoting the body’s innate self-healing system.
Acupuncture aims to help in restoring any imbalances and reaffirming harmony within the body through the insertion of needles at certain “acupoints”. The insertion of needles in these specific acupoints then prompts pathogens to exit the body, reducing pain and allowing hormones to rebalance themselves. Acupuncture’s targeted approach helps promote the healthy movement of energy and blood through areas of the body where problems exist.
Acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms and underlying problems associated with:
Acupuncture for menopause is a healthcare treatment widely practised across the UK and the world to gently and effectively address the physical, emotional and mental symptoms of menopause.
Menopause is a natural phase of life, not a disease, that should be almost unnoticeable when the body is in balance. When the body is not in balance, symptoms can include hot flushes, weight gain, night sweats, aching joints, changes in libido and low mood. This fundamental change in the functioning of the body can cause a whole array of other problems that can feel unpredictable and out of control.
Many women prefer not to take artificial hormones and opt for a more natural route instead, supporting their body through this transitional phase with acupuncture for menopause, good nutrition and stress management techniques.
Acupuncture for menopause can help alleviate your symptoms and underlying problems by:
Interested in treating fertility and pregnancy issues? See our acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy section.