Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Treatment in Menopausal symptoms

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are frequently sought to treat a wide range of imbalances, it offers a safe effective choice of drug free treatment.

Back Pain

Acupuncture in the treatment of back pain has to be one of the most well known applications of the medicine.  Wether your back pain is due to chronic injury, stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), herniation of the lumbar discs, scoliosis, sciatica, treatment with acupuncture will give relief from the pain.  Commonly back pain is a result of the decline in Kidney energy as we age this leaves the lower back area vulnerable to injury, especially if the muscles aren't in shape to maintain the structure.    Support with acupuncture and advice to rebalance and tonify qi, blood and kidney energy are utilised to balance the system as much as possible.  Causative factors of your back pain ideally are differentiated and diagnosed and treated by an experienced acupuncturist .   Referral for physiotherapy, osteopathic, chiropractic or to your GP may be advised.  If you have sustained an accidental injury you may be eligable for treatment from ACC in support of your rehabilitation.   

Heavy/Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

In Traditional Chinese Medicine Blood is a substance of vital importance, bleeding heavily for an extended period of time (ie months or years) is depleting on the system.  In Chinese Medicine it is considered a loss of energy to have a continual drip or to bleed excessively. It may be necessary to refer to your GP or specialist for further investigation to rule out any complicated pathological senarios.

Fatigue

Fatigue, Anxiety and Tiredness are symptoms that are sought by clients for treatment regularly.  Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are recommended to naturally support the system back to  vitality.

Insomnia

Insomnia can become an an incessant cycle and can contribute to Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue/Tiredness.   In Chinese Medicine the Shen (spirit) is housed in the blood.  When there is not enough blood to house the shen, it  becomes disturbed.  Insomnia amongst other signs and symptoms occur.  Commonly this is due to blood loss, fluid loss (via blood and sweat) and heat in the system which parches the blood.

Insomnia can occur at any time due to the above causes, it commonly occurs during menstrual transition, times of high stress, trauma, pregnancy at birth and or post birth.  Support with diet, herbs and acupuncture to rebalance qi, tonify yin and blood and or clear heat & blood stagnation are utilised to balance the system.  Points and treatment are selected according to your individual TCM diagnosis. 

Night Sweating

Night Sweating is a common imbalance to occur at menstrual transition, it is a symptom in Chinese Medicine most likely of a Yin or Blood deficiency.    In Chinese Medicine any loss of fluid wether it be sweat, blood, urine or tears can be a symptom and or a cause of imbalance and is a priority of treatment.  Patterns of disharmony which i most commonly see clinically associated with Night Sweating are yin deficiency, qi deficiency, blood deficiency, toxic heat accumulation, damp and heat accumulation, stagnant heat, jing deficiency and qi stagnation.  To balance night sweating your signs and symptoms will be differentiated and treated by an experienced practitioner. Treatment with  Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs based on your individual diagnosis and are likely to effectively balance your system for long term sustained results.   Advice and guidance is given during the initial consult, appropriate to your differentiated health status.

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