Menopause Treatments NZ
Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture for Menopause
TCM treats the cause of the symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves. The aim is to balance the body's 'Qi' (our 'vital energy', pronounced 'chee’). Treatment usually involves acupuncture but may also use moxibustion, cupping or massage when appropriate. Diet and lifestyle changes that may benefit you can also be discussed. Through this treatment, you may see a reduction in your symptoms, such as less frequency and intensity of headaches, reduced stress and anxiety, or a reduction in hot flushes and night sweating.
For Relief From Uncomfortable Symptoms, Try Our Menopause Treatments
While a perfectly natural stage of a woman's life, for some, going through peri-menopause and menopause can be difficult, painful, uncomfortable, or even frightening or embarrassing. You might start to notice changes in your menstrual cycle in your late 30s or early 40s as your hormones begin to fluctuate. Then as time progresses, you may suffer from some of the following symptoms:
Anxiety, irritability or other mood changes
Bladder and vaginal problems
Menopause can affect your daily life. Our menopause treatments at Bloom Acupuncture in Auckland consider the person as a whole, approaching therapy in a positive, mind-body, holistic way. We aim to assist you through this phase, reducing your symptoms as much as possible.
What You Can Expect From Us
Our focus is on bringing balance back to your body and mind, so that your symptoms reduce. Your course of treatment will include:
A pre-treatment questionnaire and consultation: We approach each patient's needs individually, so please answer in detail so we can tailor your treatment to your body and your objectives. Remember to bring any medical reports that are pertinent to your condition. We will then examine you and ask more questions (some may seem random but are all relevant).
Initial acupuncture treatment: After evaluating your health, symptoms, and goals, you'll receive a 20 or 30-minute acupuncture session. We'll insert around ten to twelve fine needles into your skin along selected meridians or pressure points, and you can then relax on the table for some 'me-time'. Patients often fall asleep on the table, then wake refreshed and ready to go at the end of the session.
Follow-up appointments: Half to one week later, you'll return for your second treatment, lasting 45 minutes. Before your treatment, we'll again speak about your symptoms and sensations to evaluate your response to the initial treatment. As treatments progress and your symptoms lessen, we can stretch out the time between treatments.
About Bloom Acupuncture
Our practitioner is a registered acupuncturist and a recognised Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) treatment provider trained in classical TCM. We combine the ancient art of Chinese medicine and all its benefits with up-to-date knowledge and research to yield the most favourable outcomes.