Menopause is a transitional period marking the cessation of ovulation in a woman’s body.  This time of change may last a few months to several years.  Symptoms vary from mild to severe as the body adapts to the decreasing amounts of estrogen.

Symptoms of menopause include:

Hot flashes

Night sweats

Insomnia

Fatigue

Mood swings

Vaginal dryness

Headaches

Joint pain

Weight gain

The typical Western medical treatment for menopause is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which is normally started when the first symptoms of menopause appear.  While they may alleviate hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis, they will also increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer, and have a number of significant side-effects.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are natural and hormone-free treatments that detect energetic imbalances that occur in the body and quickly relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, foggy mind, and irritability.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not focus on treating one symptom. Instead, it aims to correct the underlying energetic imbalances each individual has.  Each treatment is customized with different acupuncture points, herbs and lifestyle, and diet recommendations.