Last year when the first lock down arrived in England, I decided not to wait for the roast duck to fly into my mouth! I closed my natural health clinic and launched Menopoised. Covid, to some degree, hastened the impetus for me to change my career path.
I still work as an Acupuncturist, when I can but I can now help many more women than I ever could within the confines of my clinic walls.
I've been featured in an article for online magazine 'workingwise' about over 50s who have changed career path as a result of Covid.
I hope my story can inspire more over 50's (I certainly don't feel that age!) to grab the roast tofu fake duck (I live in Brighton) with both hands, don't wait for it to fly to you.
Here’s a small extract from the article.
“Changing paths to navigate Covid
Beena Nadeem talks to a range of over 50s who have changed career path as a result of Covid, either by reinventing themselves or investing in a side hustle to survive.
Jo Darling went from acupuncturist to businesswoman
At 51, Jo Darling was running a successful, hands-on acupuncture studio in Hove. After Covid, she switched her attention to the release of a new product Menopoised through her company that finds natural ways in which to tackle hot flushes – a symptom of perimenopause and menopause.
“When Covid struck, I was already in discussions to re-sign a five-year lease on my health clinic. As we went into lockdown I terminated my tenancy, losing my three-month deposit.
Unable to practise acupuncture, something she’d done for 10 years, Jo put her attention into launching the new product.”
Read more here.
About Jo Darling MBAcC Lic Acu
Jo is a Brighton-based Acupuncturist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture from the University of Greenwich. Her training includes western medicine pathology, physiology and anatomy. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Jo is passionate about women’s health. She has helped 100’s of women live healthier, happier lives. She has spent over 10 years practicing acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology and Chinese herbs.
As well as fertility, pregnancy and natural menopause Jo specialises in the treatment of breast cancer patients particularly those thrown into early menopause by chemotherapy. This work inspired Menopoised.
For more information about her work visit her website.
We understand the challenges of menopause because we are menopausal. That’s why we created Menopoised. The Menopoised Menopause Magnet is a first of their kind, acupuncture inspired, safe, effective and side-effect free. Our products have been created to support a broad spectrum of issues, designed to help guide women through a positive menopause.
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If you’re suffering with hot flushes and night sweats, we can help. When we trialled our heroine product, the Menopoised Menopause Magnet, over 80% of our participants experienced a reduction in the intensity and frequency of their hot flushes and night sweats within a week of use. Read about our research here.
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