Menopause can be a traumatic period in a woman’s life. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, memory loss, vaginal dryness, headaches, joint pain, and weight gain.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, a holistic system of healing that has been practised in China for 2,500 years, menopause symptoms occur because of a deficiency in yin energy. For the Chinese, yang (male energy ) symbolises heat while yin (female energy ) represents cold.
Where there is sunshine there must also be shade – each one is conditional on the other’s presence and if there is an imbalance we become ill. Without the cooling power of yin, yang energy cannot flow freely through the body and this results in hot flushes and night sweats. Without yin nourishment the kidneys and liver becomes imbalanced and sleep is disturbed. According to Chinese medicine mental energy is stored in the liver at night and released during the day.
But without the cooling power of yin this energy stays stuck in a repeating loop, resulting in mood swings and restless sleep. The team at Care Cure Acupuncture treat the menopausal symptoms that are unique to each individual by using a variety of treatments including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and moxibustion. So why put up with these symptoms any longer? Drop into your local Care Cure clinic and avail of a free, no obligation, consultation. Call 086 0695397 for details. Clinics are located in Galway, Loughrea, and Tuam.