Menopause is a transitional period marking the cessation of ovulation in a woman’s body. During peri-menopause and menopause women will experience changes in the menstrual cycle, sometimes these are problematic e.g. heavy or abnormal vaginal bleeding.
This time of change may last a few months to several years. Symptoms vary from mild to severe and are brought on as our bodies try to adapt to decreasing amounts of oestrogen. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, vaginal dryness, headaches, palpations, anxiety, joint pain, weight gain and loss of concentration.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are very effective in treating the symptoms associated with the menopause and peri-menopause. Acupuncture treatments and herbal medicine can also help prevent the decrease of bone density following menopause.