Pathway Acupuncture Kings Heath and Edgbaston, Birmingham

Acupuncture and Menopausal Symptoms

Struggling with menopausal symptoms? Symptoms may include hot flushes and night sweats, depression, anxiety, tiredness, loss of libido, vaginal dryness and pain, palpitations, headaches, sleep problems and urinary tract infections.

Help for women experiencing difficulties with menopausal symptoms is limited; consequently many women manage the menopause themselves with only a fraction seeking help from conventional medicine. In recent years conventional symptom management has become more complex owing to awareness of the possible risks associated with hormone replacement therapy; an option that some just do not want to take.

Of course menopause may also be chemically or surgically induced, for example, because of radiation therapy or after hysterectomy.

As menopause is experienced differently between women, Traditional Acupuncture is a tried and tested complementary therapy ideally suited to helping women through this period of transition because treatments are individually tailored.

For her final year research project whilst studying to become a Traditional Acupuncturist, Yvonne chose to conduct a single case study investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic tiredness during the menopause. After only a short course of acupuncture, the patient experienced a 50% overall improvement in her chronic tiredness levels, together with an 80% overall improvement in the frequency and intensity of her hot flushes.

More help for women

Acupuncture can also help with all types of women's health issues such as endometriosis, issues with periods and infertility. It may even help turn a baby that is not in the correct position just before birth, or induce labour for babies that are overdue. Additionally it can support good health during pregnancy and pre birth treatments can help the body prepare for childbirth.

Contact Yvonne Cook for further information or book in for a free initial consultation to find out what acupuncture can do for you.

Women's health. happy women

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