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While transitioning from our fertile to non-reproductive stage the body goes through a number of changes. Some women suffer with uncomfortable symptoms while transitioning.

Additionally once firmly through the menopause women can struggle with the changes that have occurred. Here at Ben&Biao we use our experience and expertise to educate, assist and alleviate your symptoms through advice, herbs, acupuncture and specialist physio therapy.

What are the symptoms we can assist with?

  • Hot flushes (some people call them “hot FLASHES” – we are referring to sudden feelings of intense body heat which can occur day or night)
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia / sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional changes
  • Vaginal dryness or Pain on intercourse
  • Joint pain

How do we work?

Our treatment approach will Depending on your individual symptoms will depend on how we approach the treatment. We may need to help you regulate your temperature, deal with sleep issues or lower anxiety levels with herbs, supplements and or acupuncture. For Joint pain or pain during intercourse we suggest you may work best if talking to our physio-therapist who has specialist training in womens’ pelvic problems. Our treatment protocols have evidence behind them but are as individual as you are.

How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture works by helping the body regulate hormones and the neurological system.

Acupuncture has been found to be at least as effective and sometimes, superior to, HRT (Whang 2009) Additionally, acupuncture may help reduce symptoms of the menopause and perimenopause by:

  • Reducing hot flush severity and frequency (Chiu 2015)
  • Regulating oestrogen and other fertility hormones (Xia 2008)
  • Improving sleep quality impaired by hormone fluctuations associated with peri-menopause (Chiu 2016)

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A specialist physio?

Yes, our physio has worked with women for many years and has specialist training in women’s health. If you would like more information please click here

Herbs and supplements?

Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms are a result of hormone changes in the body. We use herbs and supplements that help the body as it makes this adjustment. Sometimes we use herbs that give an oestrogenic effect or mimic other hormones. Sometimes we do not – there are other herbs that can be used especially if there is a concern of oestrogen-related cancers.  Our tool box is varied, and we put it all at your disposal to find the best outcome for you.

How long will treatment take?

It depends on what is going on, but we would expect to see improvements in your condition within a few weeks of starting treatment.

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Chiu HY, Pan CH, Shyu YK, Han BC, Tsai PS. Effects of acupuncture on menopause-related symptoms and quality of life in women in natural menopause: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Menopause. 2015 Feb;22(2):234-44.

Chiu HY, Hsieh YJ, Tsai PS. Systematic review and meta-analysis of acupuncture to reduce cancer-related pain. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016 Feb 7

Xia XH, et al. Multicentral randomised controlled clinical trials about treatment of perimenopausal syndrome with electroacupuncture of SP6. Zhen Ci YanJiu 2008, Aug 33(4) 262-6

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What is our approach

Our approach to natural therapy and medicine is simple. We use:

Evidence Based Protocols

We are guided by research and proven protocols that get results. We belong to global learning networks and keep up-to-date with the latest findings in our fields.

Summaries of our findings and recommendation

We provide you with a clear Treatment Plan setting out our agreed treatment aims and how we plan to get you there.

Experienced practitioners

We are highly qualified, with experienced practitioners with many years of experience. Most importantly we practice medicine because we love it

Proven modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Ultra sound

High quality products

We source Organic and AAA rated natural herbs for our teas, broths and medicines. Our practitioner supplements are tested to ensure you are getting the exact ingredients and dosages we prescribe for you.