The menopause is defined as the end of the last menstrual period. It usually occurs around the age of 53. The changes in hormone levels during this period can cause a number of symptoms. According to British Acupuncture Council, 30-70% of women in western countries will experience vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats. Other symptoms can include tiredness, sleep disturbance, mood swings, forgetfulness and more.
The average duration of these symptoms is around 4 years, but can last longer than 12 years in some cases.
Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms
Acupuncture aims to relieve and reduce menopausal symptoms. A small study published in the online journal BMJ Open, found that acupuncture may help to ease menopausal symptoms.
The study concluded that acupuncture offers a realistic treatment option for women who can’t or don’t want to use hormone replacement therapy.
At Acupuncture That Works, we offer acupuncture that may help you with the symptoms brought on by oestrogen withdrawals during menopause.
Emma Guy, our founder, discusses the menopause among other things in this podcast episode below.
This episode is featured on the Radiant Menopause podcast series by Dr Gill Barham.
No Obligation Assessment
At Acupuncture That Works we are happy to help if you are suffering from menopausal symptoms and will be glad to offer you a free no obligation assessment and talk to you about the benefits that treatment could bring. Please call us on 0800 051 76 88 to make your appointment.
Acupuncture That Works are based in Northwich and provide acupuncture services for Northwich and the whole of Cheshire.