Why use acupuncture for menopause?When we use acupuncture, what we’re doing is balancing the body’s energies a bit like giving your car a tune up. The is usually a bit topsy turvy during menopause, because there’s so much change going on. The main meridians used in acupuncture for menopause are the liver and the spleen. It’s interesting to look at the emotions they relate to.
- The liver is associated with anger and frustration – and we’re all quite aware that menopausal women have a reputation for being a little angry sometimes!
- The spleen is even more interesting. We have the phrase ‘to vent your spleen’ meaning to get rid of anger, but in acupuncture, the spleen is actually associated with the emotion of worry. Potentially the link here is that you might be worrying about your life and your future and how things are changing. For many women, menopause is a time of change – almost the end of an era. You lose the capability of having children, something which many women think is just core to being a woman. So it’s easy to worry about your purpose in life after menopause. Often it is a time of the empty nest & finding new life, lifestyle, child free which may have been the main purpose of living for many woman.