Good Health for Women

Get a Boost with Butternut Squash Soup

Our immune systems take a bit of a hit at this time of year, with cold days, a lack of sunlight and lots of coughs and colds in circulation.  This delicious, warming soup is full of nutritious goodness and can help to give our systems a little boost.  This recipe was given to me by… Continue reading Get a Boost with Butternut Squash Soup

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Study Finds Menopausal women could use Acupuncture as an alternative to HRT

Researchers have found that a course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating, mood swings and disturbed sleep.  They concluded that: "Acupuncture offers "a realistic" treatment option for women who can't or don't want, to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)" After 6 weeks of treatment 80% of the… Continue reading Study Finds Menopausal women could use Acupuncture as an alternative to HRT

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Acupuncture & Premenstrual Tension

Most women of reproductive age experience at least mild premenstrual symptoms at some time in their lives. However, around 2–10% of women have premenstrual symptoms that severely disrupt daily living. Research suggests that acupuncture may help reduce symptoms of PMS by: increasing relaxation and reducing tension (Samuels 2008). Acupuncture can alter the brain’s mood chemistry, reducing… Continue reading Acupuncture & Premenstrual Tension

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Managing the Menopause & Acupuncture

The menopause generally happens to women between the ages of 46 and 56 years, but younger women can also experience menopausal changes.  Hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep and difficulty concentrating are typical symptoms for many. Read an article here for tips on managing the menopause. Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is… Continue reading Managing the Menopause & Acupuncture