Acupuncture menopause

Acupuncture menopause: acupuncture can help to reduce the intensity or frequency of your complaints.

Women and the menopause

Menopause in women is a natural transition. The endocrine system then changes, the production of the hormones progesterone and estrogen decreases. This takes place in the ovaries. Menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55. But this process can start much earlier, for example from the age of 35. If you have not had a period for a year, that moment is called menopause. So you can only determine that afterwards. You will not be able to get any more children.

Complaints due to the menopause in women

Some 80% of all woman at their menopause, experience physical and emotional complaints. About 30% of the these women have such severe complaints that functioning in daily life is no longer possible. Unfortunately, they are often told “it’s part of it” or “it will pass”. Menopausal complaints can be very diverse and as a result women often do not recognize that these are part of the transition.

The most common menopausal complaints in women

  • Night sweats and hot flushes
  • Mood swings/ feelings of depression
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Other complaints:
    • Palpitations
    • Weight gain
    • Hair loss
    • Memory impairment and poor concentration
    • Tiredness
    • Muscle pain and joint aches
    • Urinary problems
    • Dry eyes, nose, mouth
    • Sensitive breasts
    • Restlessness/ agitation
    • Fluid retention
    • Less likely to care
    • Less able to multi-task
    • Voice changes
    • Tinnitus
    • Skin alterations
    • Motivational changes

Acupuncture often allows more recovery than you thought at first!

Andropause: men in transition

Also men come into a natural transition, which is associated with the decrease in the production of the male hormone tostesterone at the age of 40. This is a natural process and is called andropause. Testosterone is made 95% in the testes (testes). Testosterone affects the brain, immune system, erection strength, libido, bones, blood, muscles.
In short, it affects the entire body of the man.

Prostate enlargement; another phenomenon in men during andropause

In addition to the decrease in testosterone production, the prostate starts to grow from the age of 45. This is also a normal aging process. In almost 30% of men, the prostate has become so large that they get complaints. The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra and produces prostatic fluid. This fluid keeps the sperm cells alive during ejaculation.

Symptoms of prostate problems

  • Having a weak flow of urine
  • Stop-start peeing
  • Finding it difficult to start peeing
  • Waking up frequently during the night to pee
  • Prolonged dribbling after you’ve finished peeing
  • Feeling like you’re not able to fully empty your bladder
  • Incontinence
  • Pain

Acupuncture and the menopause/andropause

Acupuncture can help to reduce the intensity or frequency of your complaints. It will bring your hormonal system into a better balance. The number of treatments depends on the severity of your symptoms and your overall condition. For questions or if your complaint is not listed, please contact me at 06 42238241 or email:


A treatment starts with an intake interview, which is about the complaints, medical history and general condition.

For what complaints

There are no unpleasant side effects with acupuncture and several complaints can be treated at the same time.

About Liesbeth

Because of my Chinese-Indonesian father, who kept his acupuncture practice to home, I am very familiar with Eastern tradition.