Acupuncture For Menopause: Alleviate Symptoms with Deanna Thomas

Naturally, Ease Menopausal Symptoms With Acupuncture

Naturally, Ease Menopausal Symptoms with Acupuncture

Are you struggling with the frustrating and often debilitating symptoms of menopause? Hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and more can take a toll on your quality of life. But there’s a safe, effective, and drug-free solution: Acupuncture for Menopause.

Explore a natural alternative for managing menopausal symptoms with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture, a safe, cost-effective, and simple procedure that can be used as an alternative medicine to hormone therapy. Acupuncture works by balancing the yin and yang energies in the body, providing relief from menopausal symptoms. Hormone therapy, while effective, is often limited due to its association with an increased risk of breast cancer.

This ancient practice involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing and promote balance. Acupuncture can help alleviate a range of menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. It can also help improve overall wellbeing by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to manage menopausal symptoms without the use of medication, offering most women a natural option for navigating this transition.

"Navigating Physical and Mental Changes into the Menopause"

The average age for menopause in the UK is around 51 years old. However, the age at which women experience menopause can vary, with some women experiencing it earlier or later than others. Various factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and medical history, can influence the age at which menopause occurs.

Perimenopause can start in women as early as their mid-30s, but it typically begins in the late 40s or early 50s. Perimenopause is the transitional period before menopause, during which the body’s hormone production begins to decline and fluctuate, leading to various symptoms. These symptoms include irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. 

Perimenopause can last for several years before menopause is reached, defined as the point at which a woman has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.

During the perimenopausal and menopausal changes, hormonal imbalances can lead to various symptoms, ranging from mild to bothersome. These symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and discomforts such as skin and hair problems and joint pain. Women with a history of ovarian cancer are often excluded from studies on menopausal treatments.

Bothersome menopausal symptoms can have an impact on your sleep, work, and relationships, causing feelings of agitation and frustration. Although some women may have only mild symptoms, others may experience troublesome symptoms during this transition.

Although menopause is a natural process, it can be a challenging time for many women, with both emotional and physical symptoms. Acupuncture is a natural approach that can help alleviate these symptoms of menopause and perimenopausal symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has typically been the primary treatment for menopause symptoms, but it may not be appropriate for everyone. On the other hand, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture is a type of complementary medicine that is natural and has proven to be a successful treatment for menopause symptoms with very few side effects and low risk.

Experience the holistic benefits of acupuncture today and reclaim your natural balance. Book a consultation and start feeling better.

I recently tried acupuncture treatments for menopause. I was impressed with the results. The treatments were not painful, and I felt relief after each session. I noticed my hot flashes and night sweats started to decrease in frequency and intensity. Additionally, my mood swings also improved. I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone looking for an effective and natural way to help manage the symptoms of menopause.

Acupuncture For Menopause Symptoms

Imagine being able to sleep better through the night without being woken up by hot flashes. Imagine feeling more balanced and in control of your emotions. With acupuncture treatment, you can experience these benefits and regain your quality of life. Women seeking acupuncture treatment for menopausal symptoms can benefit from a standardised acupuncture treatment, as it has shown clinically relevant reduction in various symptoms.

where do the needles go for menopause?

In acupuncture, specific points are targeted to alleviate menopausal symptoms. For instance, points on the feet and legs are associated with reducing hot flashes, while those on the wrists and hands are linked to improving sleep and easing anxiety. By strategically inserting needles into these points, acupuncturists work to regulate the flow of qi, aiming to restore balance and harmony within the body and alleviate severe symptoms such as headaches and joint pain. Previous research suggests that a combination of acupuncture and self-care may be a helpful non-pharmacological approach for managing menopausal symptoms.

How can acupuncture help with menopause symptoms?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine which works by rebalancing the body and restoring energy flow; acupuncture works by stimulating specific acupuncture points on the body that are believed to be related to menopause symptoms. The effect of acupuncture on menopause is significant, as it can help alleviate common symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and insomnia. 

By targeting specific acupuncture points, this therapy promotes the balance of hormonal levels in the body, which is crucial for easing the transition during menopause. Additionally, acupuncture effectively reduces stress and enhances overall well-being, making it a powerful treatment option for those seeking relief from menopausal discomforts. Randomized controlled trials have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.

Acupuncture can help menopausal symptoms in several ways. The menopausal transition occurs when a woman’s menstrual periods stop, and her hormone levels decrease. As a result, most women may experience a range of common symptoms, including vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes), weight gain, hair problems or hair loss, anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and vaginal dryness.

Acupuncture can help alleviate these symptoms by:
  1. Balancing hormones: Acupuncture can help balance the levels of hormones in the body, such as estrogen and progesterone. This can reduce hot flashes and night sweats and improve mood.
  2. Improving sleep quality: Acupuncture can stimulate the production of endorphins, which can help promote relaxation and reduce sleep disturbance to help create a better sleep quality.
  3. Reducing stress: Menopause can be a stressful time for women, and stress can exacerbate symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings. Acupuncture can help reduce stress levels and promote a sense of calm.
  4. Boosting energy levels: Some women experience fatigue and lack of energy during menopause. Acupuncture can help improve energy levels by stimulating the body's natural healing processes.
  5. Alleviating vaginal dryness: Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the genital area, which can improve vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex.
  6. Osteoporosis: is a common issue in post-menopausal women. several large-scale reviews indicate that acupuncture could help. 
I recently started having acupuncture for my menopause symptom's and it has made a huge difference. I noticed a positive change in my physical symptoms after just one session. I have had consistent relief since then, and I can tell that my body is responding well to the treatments. deanna is knowledgeable and experienced, which makes me feel comfortable and cared for during my sessions. I appreciate that she tailor's my treatments to my individual needs.
Deanna Thomas Women's Health Acupuncturist & Menopause Wellness Practitioner

Deanna Thomas, Women's Health Acupuncturist & Menopause Wellness Practitioner

I am Deanna Thomas, a seasoned Acupuncturist and Menopause Wellness Practitioner, educated with a BSc in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from London South Bank University and enriched by nearly 20 years in diverse holistic healing modalities. My expertise is further amplified by a Postgraduate Diploma in Women's Health, Gynaecology, and Menopause from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.

As someone currently transitioning through peri-menopause, I bring not only professional expertise but also personal understanding to the challenges women face during menopause. This unique perspective enhances my ability to empathise and connect with my clients.

My passion lies in women's health, and I am committed to empowering women to take control of their health journey. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Federation for Holistic Therapists, I strive to create a safe, supportive, and nurturing space for healing. 

My approach is holistic, offering personalised, high-quality treatments tailored to each woman's unique needs. Join me in embracing a path of wellness and empowerment, where professional care meets personal understanding.

Acupuncture For Menopause Near Me

Transform your menopause experience with the expertise of Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing. Our award-winning clinic in Acklam, Middlesbrough, specialises in providing relief from menopausal symptoms. Don't let discomfort control your life any longer. 

Discover the cumulative benefits of acupuncture, where each session builds upon the last, progressively enhancing your body’s natural balance and well-being during menopause. Embrace this holistic approach to navigate menopause with ease and empowerment.

Auricular Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flashes

🌿 Find Balance and Relief from Menopausal Symptoms 🌿 


take control of your menopausal journey with a natural, effective approach to managing hot flashes.
  • Experience targeted relief from hot flashes with our specialised Auricular NADA Acupuncture. This treatment is specifically tailored to help balance hormones and ease the discomfort associated with menopausal hot flashes.
  • Involves the gentle insertion of five tiny needles into each ear, focusing on points known to alleviate hot flash symptoms. 
  • Enjoy a full 45-minute session dedicated to your relaxation and treatment. 
  • Each session also includes the application of ear seeds, extending the benefits of your treatment beyond your time in the clinic. 
  •  Pay-as-you-go for affordable and accessible care. 
  • Six Weekly Tailored Sessions: Combining both body and auricular acupuncture to holistically address menopause symptoms.
  • Extended Initial Appointment: Begin with a comprehensive 1.5-hour session, followed by 1-hour sessions after that.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Assessment: A thorough evaluation to customise your treatment effectively.
  • Ear Seeds Application: Enhance and prolong the benefits of each session.
  • Support for Holistic Health: Receive guidance to enhance self-care, physical, and emotional well-being.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Convenient evening and daytime appointments to fit your lifestyle.

Acupuncture for Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy - What does the evidence say?

Acupuncture stands as a promising, safe alternative to hormone therapy for managing menopausal symptoms, with increasing clinical research supporting its efficacy.

A significant study from Denmark, published in the BMJ, highlights acupuncture's effectiveness in reducing hot flashes over a five-week period in women experiencing menopausal symptoms. This study also observed improvements in night sweats, sleep disturbances, and mental well-being. (Source: "Acupuncture may ease troublesome menopausal symptoms" | BMJ).

Furthermore, the Evidence Based Acupuncture website offers a comprehensive PDF summarizing recent clinical research. This document showcases how acupuncture serves as an effective therapy for relieving various menopause-related symptoms (“Menopause - Acupuncture Treatment for Menopausal Symptoms”).

While existing research underscores the potential benefits of acupuncture for menopausal symptoms, ongoing studies continue to solidify its role as an effective treatment method.

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