Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Menopause

Menopause is the time that marks the end of the menstrual cycle in women. Acupuncture treats the symptoms of menopause tailored to the needs of the individual patient.

Symptoms of menopause are greatly relieved with acupuncture and herbal medicine

Although menopause is a natural biological process, brought about by hormonal changes within the body, the transition may cause a variety of uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms including the following:

  • Irregular periods,
  • Vaginal dryness,
  • Hot flushes,
  • Chills,
  • Night sweats,
  • Sleep problems,
  • Mood changes,
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism,
  • Anxiety,
  • Fatigue,
  • Affected mental health.

Acupuncture helps:

  • To balance hormones, which reduces hot flushes, irritability and improves sleep quality.
  • Restores the body’s natural rhythms of cooling, calming and moistening which
  • reduces night sweats, vaginal dryness and balances mood.
  • Regulates the body’s metabolism which aids in weight loss efforts.
  • Can be combined with Chinese herbs which restore balance to the body.
  • Has been shown to be a beneficial supplement to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

In terms of diet and lifestyle recommendations, some foods exacerbate hot flashes or increase mood swings. Patients are advised on diet to support the body at this time.

Relaxation techniques are recommended to diminish the effect of stress on the body and mind.

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The clinic is open Monday - Thursday, with appointment times available all day. We are located in Lower Salthill, Galway. See Location.