The first thing to point out is that, as every single woman is unique, so is every single menopause! This might sound obvious, and yet it highlights what is often a very different mindset between East and West. As an Acupuncturist, I’m trained to treat each patient as a distinct individual, even if her symptoms appear almost identical to many other women. But she is not identical: she will have a different personal history, different genetics, and maybe a different lifestyle to anyone else. It follows that the treatment itself will have to be tailored accordingly. Many women find this approach both useful and refreshing.
This is all very well, but the million-dollar question remains: does Acupuncture actually work for women going through the change? With very few exceptions I’d have to say a resounding ‘yes’! I can say that with some confidence because I have been doing this job for a very long time now, and I’d like to think I’ve helped a great many women tackle their issues with this time of life. From the feedback I’ve received, the majority of results have been overwhelmingly positive. (Although let’s be very clear about this, Acupuncture doesn’t aim to ‘cure’ anyone of the menopause. The change is a natural process and so that’s arguably not something we should be aiming for anyway). Instead, the entire idea is to help alleviate symptoms, boost energy levels and enhance the quality of life. Usually, given a short course of treatment, that is exactly what happens.
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