Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms

"I am now going for once a month top ups to keep things stable. I haven't had a hot flush for weeks and I feel like a different person. Everyone has noticed a difference in me."
Mrs A - Norfolk

"After only 10 sessions I was amazed to find that in one month I was experiencing fewer hot flushes than I used to get in a week. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Stephen and acupuncture."
Mrs H - Great Yarmouth

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The following text is taken from The British Acupuncture Council's Menopause & Acupuncture factsheet (to read the entire article please click here:

"Natural menopause normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 56.

During the period of the climacteric, a variety of symptoms may be experienced, which cause varying amounts of distress. The most common of these are hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, but insomnia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, aches and pains, headache, palpitations, genital and urinary problems are also common.

Conventional treatment is usually hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which is considered to be effective in treating the symptoms, and may be prescribed for years. Some women find HRT effective, but others experience many distressing effects; some are advised against taking it, or are unwilling to take it. Continuing distress caused by their symptoms prompts many women to seek help from acupuncture."

The factsheet also discusses various trials studying the effectiveness of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms, and draws the conclusion "The results of the studies tend to indicate there is benefit in the use of acupuncture in the alleviation of menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flushes and anxiety."