Items of interest . . .
We have two eyes to see two sides of things . . .
but there must be a third eye which will see everything at the same time and yet not see anything.
Through the time of menopause some of our deep yin energy can become quite depleted, creating something we may refer to as Empty Heat which may present as unrooted yang energy flaring up as heat symptoms such as hot flushes, sweats, dryness and volatile emotions.
Acupuncture can be used to support the body through this stage in our life, it can help to nourish and support our depleted yin energy and to calm and soothe the yang energy.
To read a factsheet from the British Acupuncture Council about the evidence of the use of acupuncture for relief of menopausal symptoms, click here.
Acupuncture can be used to treat both physical and emotional issues. From a Chinese medicine perspective the physical state of your body and your emotional health need to be diagnosed and treated together, these different aspects of your health are totally interdependent on each other. If there is a lack of free-flowing energy, stagnating energy or if energy is deficient, it can affect our emotional health, our physical health or in many cases, both. Acupuncture can help you to release blocked emotions and re-establish a healthy emotional balance.
To read a factsheet from the British Acupuncture Council about the evidence of the use of acupuncture to treat depression, click here.
Chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habits are all symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The cause of IBS is unclear, but it appears that sensory nerves in the bowel can become hypersensitive and may overreact when the bowel wall stretches. The symptoms are usually triggered by stress or eating. Systematic reviews of the research literature suggest that conventional medications are of limited benefit in IBS (Akehurst 2001). Consistent research suggests that acupuncture can help improve symptoms and general well-being of IBS sufferers.
To read a factsheet from the British Acupuncture Council about the evidence of the use of acupuncture to treat symptoms of IBS, click here.