Menopause and Joint Pain

Achy arms, neck pain, swollen knees…surely these are things that happen to people of advanced years not me! You might cry. But joint pain, associated with aging is now recognised as one of the side effects of menopause and all those hormonal fluctuations that you’re experiencing. The medical profession is, even now, not a hundred… Continue reading Menopause and Joint Pain

Why menopause causes hot flushes

Why do hot flushes occur? Hot flushes during the menopause are caused by changes in hormonal levels. It’s thought that decreased oestrogen levels cause the body’s thermostat (hypothalamus) to become more sensitive to slight changes in body temperature. Basically the hypothalamus thinks your body is too warm, so it sweeps into action with a hot… Continue reading Why menopause causes hot flushes

Treating Hot Flushes: Acupuncture

Hot Flushes Hot flushes are one of the most common and well-known symptoms of the Menopause. Most women will experience them at some point during the Menopause. Some women may only experience a few, mild hot flushes, while others can experience them frequently, even so much as multiple times a day. In this case, hot… Continue reading Treating Hot Flushes: Acupuncture

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