Menopause

Women do NOT need to accept suffering with symptoms of Menopause! Chinese medicine has been effectively treating women’s hormonal imbalances for over 2000 years. 

Whist some women sail through menopause, others suffer from a number of distressing symptoms:

  • Hot flushes, night sweats

  • Sleep disorders such as insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, waking-up frequently, or restless sleep

  • Mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, or nervousness

  • Decreased libido, lack of sexual desire, vaginal dryness

  • Menstrual cycle changes, including heavier periods, uterine fibroids, spotting between periods, or skipped cycles, as well as worsening PMS (premenstrual syndrome)

  • Fuzzy thinking, decreased or impaired memory and attention

  • Increased food cravings, stubborn weight gain, insulin resistance and difficulty controlling blood sugar

  • Digestive problems, such as irritable bowel, bloating, or acid reflux

  • Cardiac complaints, such as heart arrhythmia, chest pain, palpitations, or heart disease and stroke

  • Joint and muscle symptoms, including inflammation, stiffness or pain

  • Dizziness, decreased balance, headaches or menstrual migraines

  • Breast tenderness, breast cysts, or nipple discharge

  • Hair loss; unwanted facial hair growth; dry eyes, skin, or hair; midlife acne

  • Pelvic or urinary complaints, including urinary incontinence urinary tract infections (UTI’s), pelvic prolapse,

  • Increased allergies and sensitivities, hives

 

Acupuncture is an effective, safe, natural alternative to HRT (hormone replacement therapy)

Acupuncture is an effective, safe, natural alternative to HRT (hormone replacement therapy)

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The extent of your symptoms has a lot to do with your basic health before and during menopause. Overworking, not enough rest, poor diet causing inflammation, exposure to environmental toxins and endocrine disruptors - these can all worsen severity.

Acupuncture brings your hormones into balance and reduces anxiety through a process called homeostatic regulation. It has been shown to improve the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. This is the mechanism responsible for balancing reproductive hormones.  

Jess starts with an evaluation in order to diagnose your own particular pattern and shares a devised treatment plan. Your personal plan would typically include acupuncture and nutritional and herbal guidance designed to treat your specific condition. In addition, Jess can provide coaching on ways you can take charge of your own health and wellbeing. 

Jess saved me from insanity in my 40s! I cannot impress enough upon women of any stage of hormonal change to use Chinese medicine. Jess did excellent work to get rid of my hot flushes in a matter of weeks.
— Monica, 51