miscarriage and menopause

January 28, 2018

Two things that no one ever seems to really talk about. I have a friend who, after suffering a miscarriage, was ignored by people at work (including two colleagues who had recently returned from maternity leave). She had to endure various comments, such as 'it was meant to be', and 'did you really want another one'. All these just made the situation more uncomfortable and difficult to cope with. Eventually, after several months of this reaction and bad treatment, she left. She just couldn't deal with it any longer. So she felt forced to leave because of others' ineptitude at dealing with her situation. 


A similar situation seems to apply to the menopause, with women expected to 'put up' with debilitating symptoms or be put on artificial hormones. Is it because our society values youth more than anything else and the menopause is seen as a point when women effectively become invisible? Because they're older? Well, 'sod that', is my reaction, to both. 


Acupuncture can help deal with both these situations, because it addresses the emotional side of people as well as the physical side, and recognises that emotions really do affect our physical health. 


For more information, look at the BAcC website for their factsheets on menopausal symptoms and male and female fertility and how acupuncture can help (https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/). 


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