The negative symptoms of menopause can be treated in a multitude of ways but while hormone treatments are popular, not every woman wants to take a prescription medication. Instead, some women will seek alternative ways to make this transition a smooth one. One such treatment is acupuncture, so if you are looking for a natural treatment without the usual HRT side-effects, then acupuncture might be worth considering.
It is thought that acupuncture can aid the body’s own adaptive changes to hormones and help relieve menopause symptoms. An acupuncturist will ask about menopause symptoms, diet, lifestyle and overall health. Then, a treatment plan is formulated – typically lasting from five to eight sessions. Acupuncture is based on the Chinese model of medicine and is quite different from Western medicine. Rather than approaching menopause as a disease that needs to be ‘fixed,’ acupuncture in China focuses on regulating the body and restoring balance. It’s worth noting that in China negative symptoms associated with the menopause are not common. As Chinese women approach menopause, they automatically turn to acupuncture to address the changes of this transition and hot flushes are unheard of!
Colette Assor LicAcMBAcC is a highly experienced acupuncturist with almost 20 years experience of treating menopausal symptoms including: anxiety, insomnia, hot flushes, depression, mental restlessness, fatigue. A course of acupuncture for menopause can help improve sleep, mood and well being alongside lifestyle changes and either herbal medicine or nutrition. You are welcome to call for a free telephone consultation on 0208 368 1130.