The Menopause

Peri-menopause + Beyond

with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine + Nutrition

‘Menopause’ is medically defined as just one day, the point in time 12 months after your last period. The period of time prior to this day is peri-menoapuse, when you may experience changes to your menstrual cycle and/or the onset or growing severity and frequency of unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms.

The period of time following this day is referred to as post-menopause and symptoms can both change and continue. It can be confusing as in the UK we often tend to refer to the complete transition while symptoms are being experienced as ‘menopause’.

This menopausal transition most often starts around age 45, with the average age of ceasing periods for 12 months being 51, symptoms being triggered by the change in production of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries.

Menopause may also be triggered by a hysterectomy, surgical removal of the ovaries, or medical treatment, for example chemotherapy.

HRT + Self care to support you through

your menopause

This time in a woman’s life can also be full of other challenges too.. Women are working for longer, taking on new responsibilities, looking after ageing parents, supporting children as they move into adulthood and become independent, so much is happening during mid-life adding to our external stress. These additional stressors contribute towards the severity and frequency of unpleasant symptoms. 

With the natural drop in hormones comes an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, dementia and deterioration of bone strength. HRT helps delay these risks yet it isn’t suitable for everyone and risks and benefits should always be discussed with your GP.

Whether HRT is a choice for you or not, embracing self-care for this period of life with appropriate nutrition and lifestyle changes  will ensure a smoother transition through menopause, reduce or banish symptoms with the additional bonus of creating optimum health BEYOND menopause.

Taking your health into your own hands

Want to regain some element of control over your health and hormones during this turbulant time? We hear you!

At Life + Lemons, we are here to tell you that there can be a new state of normal and you do not need to suffer in silence. Our intention is to help you reconnect with  your body and coach or administer natural ways to support your mind and body so you can thrive through your “second spring”.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this stage in your life is a time to be revered. This is when you are entering your highest wisdom as a woman.

This is why at our clinic we celebrate women transitioning through menopause and you will leave feeling supported, understood and at home in your body again.

Acupuncture for Menopause

Research indicates that acupuncture may significantly reduce the occurrence of hot flushes and sudden sweating for women experiencing peri-menopause or menopause symptoms.

In addition to these symptoms, acupuncture may also assist in reducing feelings of depression related to menopause, difficulty sleeping, tightness in chest and irritability.

Acupuncture offers a pain free treatment with little to no side effects, compared to alternative treatment options.

The 34 symptoms of Menopause

Common symptoms can by both physical and psychological. For example:

Brain Fog, Aches & Pains, Hot Flushes, Insomnia, Low Energy, Vaginal Dryness, Loss of Libido, Weight Gain, Mood Swings, Anxiety.

Know when to seek help

While we are often told these experiences are ‘normal’ if you are experiencing any of the following you may want to book an appointment to understand how we may support you in managing these symptoms.

We believe that no women should settle for any of these symptoms. Your sex life deserves to be thriving at every age. Your mood deserves to be high. And fatigue can be left at the door. You are more than the sum of your symptoms.

Natural Relief for Menopause symtpoms

We individualise treatments according to your unique constitution so that you can flow into the next phase of life with ease.

Find hormonal balance and re-establish your “Second Spring” with these 3 key steps that are designed to help you take back control of your health, naturally:

Step 1 : Discover

Step 2 : Design

Step 3 : Direct

Our clinic harnesses the ancient healing wisdom of Chinese Medicine, delivered by the finest healers and practitioners to guide you through this transition with grace.

You will receive a unique treatment program tailored to your biological constitution and expression as a woman. We offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy and massage.

Begin your journey today.

How It Works

Schedule a Free 1:1

Let’s talk! Please call or email to schedule an initial 20 minute consultation about how Life + Lemons Acupuncture + Integrative Health Clinic may be able to help you.

Are you ready to go right ahead and book your initial treatment and consultation? No problem! Take a little look at our practitioners’ schedule to find a time and date that works for you. Book that appointment and we will send you further details about where to come/what to expect via email.


Discover + Design

Whether you’re preparing your body for natural conception, seeking answers to pain and other cyclical symptoms or simply wish to establish hormonal balance after many years on the contraceptive pill, these 3 key steps are designed to help you take back control of your health.

1. DISCOVER THE PROBLEM | Knowing the root cause of your hormonal imbalance is the fundamental part of your journey to optimal health.

2. DESIGN THE SOLUTION | Together, we design a clear and simple plan considering every aspect of your emotional and physical health.


3. DIRECT THE TREATMENT | After discovering your underlying health imbalances and DESIGNING a tailored made, integrated treatment plan offering you a solution for success. Our practitioners then work with you to help you achieve hormonal balance and create an optimal, fertile environment or hormonal balance.

We review your progress and treatment plan regularly to ensure it is the most efficient and effective strategy to help you achieve greatest quality of life.

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