Menopause symptoms vary from person to person but a common problem is hot flushes. They can be during the day or night, but commonly both. Some people feel very hot, others find themselves sweating. Add in changes in mood, dry skin, constipation and random aches and pains, and it can be a very uncomfortable time.
Fortunately, there is help available! There have been a number of clinical trials showing that acupuncture is beneficial in helping hot flushes. Night sweating, aches and pains can also be helped with acupuncture. Dry skin and constipation can be helped with changes in diet as well as supplements in stubborn cases.
Hot flushes are caused by a hormonal imbalance. However, certain foods and drinks can either trigger hot flushes or make them worse. I generally recommend that my clients avoid coffee and try switching to either green tea or certain herbal teas such as peppermint tea. There also foods which are beneficial for people going through the menopause and certain supplements which are better than others (more on supplements in a future blog post).
If you are looking for a treatment for menopausal symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or to book an appointment.