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Menopause

Ideally menopause is relatively uneventful, in the East it often is, perhaps due to diet and lifestyle. Unfortunately, the fast paced, stressful lifestyle of the contemporary urban Western woman, often gives rise to menopausal symptoms.
Menopause is a natural process that occurs at the end of the mensural cycle, typically between the ages of 40 and 55.It is when the ovaries decrease the production of testosterone, oestrogen and progesterone. 
80% of women in the Wester society will experience symptoms from mild to sever. 
Hot flushes
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Hot flushes are classified as a vasomotor symptom and are typically experienced as an uncomfortable feeling of intense heat accompanied by reddening of the face, sweating and rapid heartbeat.  The exact causes and vasomotor mechanisms of hot flushes are poorly understood. In menopausal women hot flushes are triggered by a reduction of oestrogen, a normal natural hormonal change, and in around 10% of women they last longer than 12years. 

 

In western medicine menopausal hot flushes are commonly treated with oestrogen or progesterone in the form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), however the use of which may be associated with potential health risks.

Regardless of the origins, of hot flushes the experience can vary from mild sensations to a physically draining and debilitating experience for some with a negative impact on quality of life.  Acupuncture and TCM have long been used to treat hot flushes and research indicates an improvement in frequency and severity of vasomotor hot flashes with Acupuncture treatment among women in natural menopause. 

 

Because traditional Chinese medicine treats the root of the imbalance beneath the symptoms, its approach provides a safe and effective treatment for hot flushes.

'Menopause can be a period of joyful celebration of your life achievements .'Eca Brady 

Acupunture and Chinese Medicine benefits in menopause  
  • Chinese medicine helps to transition the end phase of the reproductive cycle smoothly.

  • Acupuncture helps balance hormones thereby reducing hot flashes and promoting better sleep.

  • Traditional Chinese medicine views the kidney, liver, and spleen as the organs that will need to be balanced in the treatment of menopause. As the kidney and liver help secretes many different hormones.

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'After 4 sessions working with Eca my symptoms disappeared  and I was able to feel like my old self"  Maria B

Struggling with any of these symptoms?
  • Irregular periods 

  • Spotting

  • Changes in flow (lighter or heavier) 

Emotional symptoms

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Panick attacks

  • Memory loss

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Mood swings

  • Foggy brain

  • Depression

  • Social withdrawal

  • Overwhelm

  • Crying/sobbing

  • Grumpiness

  • Bursts of anger/violence

Physical symptoms

  • Hot Flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Insomnia

  • PMS symptoms

  • Sore/swollen breasts

  • Dry or itchy skin

  • Increased chin whiskers

  • Pimples/acne

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Loss of libido

  • Painful sex

  • Fatigue

  • Hair loss

  • Dizziness

  • Weight gain

  • Deepening of the voice

  • Bloating 

  • Allergies

  • Osteoporosis

  • Stiffness/pain

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Body odours

  • Bladder problems

  • Palpitations

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Burning sensation in the mouth or vagina

  • Nausea

  • Digestive problems

  • Muscle pain and discomfort

  • Numbing sensation in the hands or feet

How many sessions would I need?

Since everyone situation is different, we will need a Full Traditional Chinese Medicine evaluation before recommending a plan of care

The cases I see regularly range from acute to chronic, and hormones fluctuates on a weekly/monthly period. Generally we will work to correct underlying imbalances which may take from two weeks to 6 months.

 

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'The biggest change for me when I entered the peri-menopause  period was my emotional state. I was constantly angry and depress. I didn't want to do anything, but spend my days and nights under the covers. Eca's treatments help me feel like my old self again' 

Deb