Menopausal complaints and Acupuncture

Menopause refers to the phase in which a woman is no longer able to conceive. Her role in life is changing. This is a natural process. Changes in the hormone balance can lead to physical and emotional complaints. These complaints are part of the transition. But for some women, they become so intense that functioning in daily life becomes a problem.

The complaints

We speak of menopause from the moment that there hasn’t been a menstruation for at least a year. That moment is usually somewhere between 45 and 55 years. But symptoms related to the impending transition can be experienced much earlier. Hormonal changes can start to occur from the 35th year onward. The production of estrogen and progesterone is decreasing and that can lead to all sorts of physical symptoms. The best known are night sweats, hot flashes, heart palpitations, vaginal dryness, overall fatigue and headache. But also emotionally there is a lot going on in the life of a woman in transition. She must say goodbye to her role as a fertile woman. Many women find this a difficult process and start feeling depressed, emotional or moody.

Restoring the balance

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This age-old medicine is based on the insight that physical and mental complaints arise from disruptions in the body’s energy management. With acupuncture these disruptions can be repaired and the energy flow in your body is brought back into balance. Acupuncture stimulates the body and mind to heal itself. During an acupuncture treatment, very thin needles are placed at certain points on the body. You can hardly feel it. To increase the effect of the treatment, the needles can be heated with moxa (mugwort). The needles remain in position for approximately thirty minutes. Acupuncture has virtually no side effects. The treatment can be supplemented with massage, herbal therapy or dietary advice.

What can acupuncture do?

Within acupuncture, menopausal symptoms are associated with reduced reproductive energy, called Jing. This energy is stored in the kidneys and can be compared with a battery. Acupuncture treatment therefore focuses on the proper functioning of the kidney energy. In addition, the hormone balance is brought into balance. This reduces the severity of the complaints. Moreover, the complaints will occur less often. If you regularly undergo acupuncture treatment, you will find that living with the transition does not have to be that uncomfortable. How many treatments are needed depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Your acupuncturist will tell you more about this.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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