Atlas Pain Relief Centre
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Acupuncture Treatments for Menopause
Cherry Richards for Tamworth acupuncture treatments
It is estimated that eight out of ten women in the UK experience symptoms leading up to the menopause, and of these, 45% will find their symptoms difficult to deal with.
In most cases, the first symptom of the peri-menopause is a change in your usual menstrual pattern. You may find that your period starts to appear every two to three weeks, or you may not have one for months at a time.
The amount of menstrual blood loss may also change, with most women finding that it increases
slightly. Other common symptoms of the peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause are detailed below.
Hot flushes and night sweats
You may also experience a change in your heart rate; it may
become very rapid (known as tachycardia), or irregular and stronger than usual (known as palpitations)
Many menopausal women have trouble sleeping due to night sweats, but sleep disturbance may also occur as a result of anxiety or insomnia. You may find that a lack of sleep makes you irritable, and that you have problems with your
short-term memory and ability to concentrate.
During the peri-menopause, you may experience vaginal dryness, itching or discomfort. This can cause sex to become difficult or painful, which is known as dyspareunia. These symptoms combined are known as vaginal atrophy.
During the menopause, you may find that you become prone to recurrent lower urinary tract infections, such as cystitis. You may also experience an urgent need to pass urine, and need to pass it more often than normal.
Protecting your bones from osteoporosis
Loss of bone bulk and osteoporosis are natural features of ageing, but loss of oestrogen accelerates the process in post-menopausal women. You can reduce your risk of osteoporosis by taking short, frequent sessions of weight bearing exercise, eating plenty of calcium, giving up smoking and moderating alcohol consumption. If you cannot get enough calcium from your diet, it might be worth trying calcium supplements - but see your doctor before you
start taking these.
Menopause will occur in all women at some stage in their lives and for some they will experience difficulty going through the change. Acupuncture treatments in Tamworth, Staffordshire can help with the symptoms and help prepare your body for the hormonal changes that will alter the female body.
Many women are anxious and can suffer from depression during this period, so the relaxing effects of acupuncture combined with reassurance from our female acupuncture practitioner Cherry Richards can prepare you for this difficult time.
Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Brownhills, Swadlincote, Atherstone and Tamworth ladies are welcome to visit the Atlas Acupuncture Clinic in Tamworth Staffordshire for acupuncture treatments specifically designed for the menopause.