The menopause in a natural transition in a woman’s life marking the end of menstruation. The average age at which the menopause occurs is 52. If it occurs before 45 it is known as Premature Menopause.
As the menopause approaches, the associated hormonal and biological changes commence. As a result, many women experience symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, headaches, sleep disturbance, irritability, vaginal discomfort and urinary tract infections (UTI) .
TCM offers a natural yet highly effective solution to the health issues surrounding the menopause. It takes the view that menopausal symptoms are caused by the unbalanced state of the body resulting from a deficiency of Qi (vital energy).
Chinese Medicine alleviates the symptoms of menopause, and Premature Menopause, by balancing the body and the hormonal system. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Treatment for Menopause
Each woman’s menopause symptoms are unique. During consultation with our TCM Practitioner, they will diagnose the deficiencies underlying your particular symptoms so that the root cause is diagnosed and treated. Your treatment plan will involve a combination of:
- Customised Herbal Tea to correct the imbalances in your body
- Acupuncture to alleviate your symptoms and regulate the flow of Qi
- Advice on diet
Treatment normally involves two sessions a week for the first few weeks followed by one session a week for several more weeks. Continued monthly acupuncture sessions will prevent a recurrence of the symptoms.