Menopause Awareness 2016

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September is National Menopause Awareness Month As September draws to a close, we wanted to remind our Exeter Acupuncture clients that the whole of this month has been National Menopause Awareness Month. Sometimes it can feel like there is a National month or day for just about anything. In fact, just last week, chocolate lovers across the country celebrated National White Chocolate Day…

At Exeter Acupuncture, however, we consider National Menopause Awareness Month to one of the big ones: a genuinely important issue that deserves a whole month dedicated to raising awareness. Menopause is something that women suffer from universally, but it doesn’t have to be like this.

The aim of this month, according to the Menopause Awareness Month website, is to educate people on the matter and, in light of modern innovations in menopausal science and technology, spread accurate information about Menopause in the hope of changing people’s perceptions about this natural process of aging. MAM’s vision, which we share here at Exeter Acupuncture, is that “women all over the world will one day be able to embrace menopause rather than suffer from its symptoms”.

The MAM website encourages women to remember that, “all your life, your body has been a source of pleasure, movement, strength and wellbeing. Just because you’re entering menopause, doesn’t mean any of that has to change.” In fact, more and more evidence suggests that alternative methods of treatment for Menopause, such as Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation or Mindfulness for stress relief and wellbeing can help you relax and ease you through this time of your life. All in all, whether you’re going through Menopause yourself or are a family member, this month has been about showing support for women physiologically, psychologically and emotionally. But this doesn’t come to an end just because National Awareness Month does.

There will always be a wealth of information online, including the NHS or the British Menopause Society and here at Exeter’s Estuary Clinic there will always be somebody to talk to about the ways in which we may be able to support you and help you embrace this part of aging. Simply book an appointment by calling us on: 01392 875770 or email: [email protected]