INFORMATION IS POWER. IT'S THE KEY THAT OPENS THE DOOR TO CHANGE.
Thank you to the incredible women who continue to raise the profile of menopause and, I hope, bring about greater awareness, understanding and choice for women now and in the future.
The conversation is bigger than our right to drugs and deeper than our GP's lack of basic training on menopause. It's wider than women just being given HRT and sent on their way, it's higher than handing over your health to someone else.
It's rooted in culture, defined by stereotypes, fuelled by fear of death and aging.
Take a look at @ccriadoperez 'invisible women'. Or learn about menopause in Asian cultures and you'll see that the negativity we experience in the west is not what happens around the world. And that's not defined by access to HRT.
Remember you are unique. You truly are. Your body and mind are an incredible machine - always seeking homeostasis (balance). Just like childbirth your body knows what to do. And just like childbirth sometimes we need medical intervention and sometimes we don't.
What's important is choice. Menopause is not a medical problem. It's a natural life transition. For some women HRT is absolutely the only answer. For others it isn't.
Please know that you have choice. That menopause can be a positive, empowering experience.
There are incredible women out there doing incredible work to support you naturally if that's what you need or choose.
We don't all have a huge voice or research approved by modern medicine but what many of us do have is the backing of thousands of years of empirical evidence and our own practise-based evidence and successes.
Big love, Jo
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.
How Can Help You?
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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