Natural Perimenopause & Menopause Treatment
Feeling like it’s time to take your health into your own hands? We hear you.
Many women’s health concerns are palmed off as ‘normal’ and ‘expected’ when the tell-tale signs of perimenopause and menopause begin to manifest. If you’ve been told these experiences are normal, you’re not alone. At Angea, we are here to tell you you do not need to suffer in silence. It is not normal to feel misunderstood. It is not normal for you to feel disconnected from your body. There are natural ways to support your mind and body so you can thrive through this next stage of womanhood.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the stages of perimenopause and menopause are a stage of a woman’s life to be revered. This is when you are entering your highest wisdom as a woman. In Western cultures it is less common for women to be celebrated during this transition, sometimes equating the experience as uncomfortable or embarrassing. We believe in lifting each other up and supporting one another through every stage of life, including perimenopause and menopause. That’s why at our clinic, you’ll feel validated, cared for and empowered as we help you to feel at home in your body again.
At Angea, we individualise treatments according to your unique constitution so that you don’t have to be a desert and instead become a flourishing oasis, flowing into your next phase of life with ease.
Our clinic harnesses the ancient healing wisdom of Chinese Medicine, delivered by the finest healers and practitioners to guide you through this transition with grace. You will receive a unique treatment program tailored to your biological constitution and expression as a woman. We offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, yoga, Reiki, kinesiology and massage. We’re intentional in our practices, linking our methods to tangible outcomes that you can see, feel and experience.
What Are Perimenopause and Menopause?
Perimenopause occurs when your ovaries start to run out of eggs, your progesterone drops, and you feel less stress-resilient. The transition can last for 4-6 years (or longer), while your periods start to wind down and becomes less regular.
Perimenopause occurs until you reach menopause. During the last one to two years of perimenopause it is common to feel typical symptoms associated with menopause including hot flushes and mood swings as the rate that your estrogen is dropping begins to increase and your body is learning to adjust.
Menopause is defined as twelve consecutive months without a menstrual period, when you are no longer producing eggs.
Menopause is when your life as a woman comes full circle and your body is adjusting to living without estrogen (again) Your experience of menopause depends on your overall well being. This includes general health, sleep, exercise, reproductive & menstrual history, genetic makeup, anxiety/depression. These, as well as life events all impact your transition into becoming the goddess queen you know you are.
Common symptoms associated with periomenopause and menopause are:
- Hot flushes
- Breast tenderness
- Decreased libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary leaking and urgency
- Mood swings
- Breast tenderness
- Sleep disorders
While we are often told these experiences are ‘normal’ if you are experiencing any of the following you may want to book an appointment to understand how we may support you in managing these symptoms. We believe that no women should settle for any of these symptoms. Your sex life deserves to be thriving at every age. Your mood deserves to be high. And fatigue can be left at the door. You are more than the sum of your symptoms.
You are a goddess stepping into her divine power (…something a hot flush isn’t going to derail!)
We’re Here to Support You
When you visit our wellness clinic in Prahran, you’ll be seen, heard and witnessed. We take each and every one of your health concerns seriously, and will listen with firm attention and sensitivity. You’ll leave feeling validated, appreciated and perhaps for the first time in years, truly connected to yourself again.
Research indicates that acupuncture may significantly reduce the occurrence of hot flushes and sudden sweating for women experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms. In addition to these symptoms, acupuncture may also assist in reducing feelings of depression related to menopause, difficulty sleeping, tightness in chest and irritability. Acupuncture offers a pain free treatment with little to no side effects, compared to alternative treatment options.
At our clinic we can guide you through these feelings, as well as:
- Do you feel brain fog “Fuzzy head” and
- Do you experience sudden forgetfulness?
- Irregular menstrual cycles?
- Mood swings before your irregular periods, when you didn’t before?
- Painful and/or swollen breasts (mastalgia)?
- Cyclical headaches (particularly menstrual or hormonal migraines)?
- Intense and prominent bruising?
- Hemorrhoids or varicose veins?
- Heavy or painful periods?
- Bloating, particularly in the ankles and belly, and/or fluid retention?
- Ovarian cysts, breast cysts, or endometrial cysts (polyps)?
- Insomnia or poor sleep?
- Inconvenient and uncomfortable night sweats?
- Itchy or restless legs, especially at night?
- Increased clumsiness or poor coordination?
- Vaginal dryness?