Acupuncture; Effective & Natural Treatment

Acupuncture & Acupressure help harmonise emotions and hormones especially going through these changes and to strengthen the kidneys, liver heart and stomach or whichever area or meridian is most out of balance.

Menopause & Perimenopause

Sometimes 'menopausal symptoms' such as hot flushes and mood changes maybe a sign of perimenopause which can start from 35-50 it's good to try Acupuncture &  therapies once you notice your symptoms. Holistic Acupuncture & Acupressure works cumulatively.   Acupuncture provides holistic menopause relief.  Though Menopause usually occurs around 49/54, it's helpful to prepare.

Apart from changes in menstruation is usually a gradual change from longer to shorter more irregular, heavier or lighter periods, other symptoms vary.

 Symptoms include: heavy/irregular/light periods,   Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings (emotional lability) dryness, hair, skin, vagina etc, shoulder aches, headaches and general muscle tension, difficulty concentrating, being forgetful, disrupted sleep and changes in libido.  Some of these symptoms are caused by the physical changes, eg libido changes may be related to irregular periods and vaginal dryness,

Alternative Views on Menopause

In some Eastern cultures women are revered following the menopause. Women are granted special privileges and awarded a higher status in the community. In these cultures women report few menopausal symptoms.

In our increasingly youth and beauty obsessed, consumer culture,  we can still flourish if we can value and connect with our what we value, our purpose, our emotions and spirituality and with nature.

Looking good comes from within

Looking good makes us feel good just as feeling good makes us look good. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a holistic treatment which simultaneously treats mind, body, spirit, and your facial features holistically.

This can help as through treating the face we treat the body and spirit in traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture.

Menopause : a Gate of Life

This is a time to strengthen and connect with our life's true purpose. Menopause is a time for re-aligning and reassessing our lives. It is an important time for women to self-nourish and strengthen their constitution with awareness, healthy diet, meditation and exercise and try holistic acupuncture and acupressure to address the root cause of any difficult symptoms effectively.


For many women no more periods is a relief as is never having to worry about contraception anymore.


Medicalisation of Menopause

Recently there has been so much publicity of menopause which has heightened the idea that menopause is not a natural change which women all go through.

Men have also have the andropause, a slowing down of hormones, reduction in fertility and changes in libido and sexual responsiveness, which have physical, emotional and psychological effects.

But women are intimatly connected to their youth and fertility through menstruation. There are medications that mask and suppress menopausal symptoms; effectively prolong the disruption of hormones although for some women they seem preferable but there are risks and side effects.









Health & Lifestyle Changes

It is vital to keep well hydrated a a diet high in fresh fruit and veg if possible. Foods high in isoflavones and phytoestrogens are especially good - soya beans, edamame beans, lentils and chick peas, flax seeds, fresh figs, yams, almonds eggs and blueberries, oats etc.  Choose whole grains instead of refined and sweetened products.

Many difficult symptoms can be helped by holistic therapies, Acupuncture & Shiatsu, Acupressure, Meditation, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes; these include diet, meditation,


What We Can Do

It's advisable to focus on Gut Health and motility for happiness and helping menopause symptoms.. Reducing stimulants such as coffee and alcohol which with less oestrogen we may not tolerate so well

It is vital to focus on looking after yourself constitutionally and spiritually and enjoy the next chapter of life with greater confidence, better self-esteem and connectedness.

Good diet and mindful use of supplements, meditation, relaxation and holistic therapies such as Acupuncture and Acupressure, Chi Kung, Yoga etc can help reduce the intensity of symptoms.