Managing Menopause with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Are you sick and tired of hot flashes?

Are you struggling with insomnia, anxiety or depression?

Are you worried about being on hormone replacement therapy?

Are you looking for a natural solution to managing menopause?

Menopause should be a time of wisdom and reflection, however if you suffer debilitating menopausal symptoms this likely doesn’t seem possible. Hot flashes interfere with daily activities and often affect your sleep. This can lead to feelings of irritability, fatigue and depression.

You may be considering hormone replacement therapy to control these symptoms but drugs merely suppress the symptoms and may have unhealthy or unpleasant side effects.

Fortunately there is a natural alternative…

Traditional Chinese medicine has been treating the symptoms of menopause for over two thousand years. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the undesirable symptoms of menopause such as insomnia, anxiety, night sweats, hot flashes, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, fatigue, and weight gain are all signals that your body is out of balance. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle suggestions are made in order to bring the body back into balance and relieve the negative symptoms of menopause, Traditional Chinese medicine stimulates the healing process and improves overall health.

Traditional Chinese medicine has been proven to have an effect on the hypothalamus pituitary ovarian axis which effects hormonal balance in the body.

A medical study at the University of Pittsburg has found that acupuncture can decrease hot flashes by 35% and decrease insomnia by 50%

Acupuncture is endorsed by the World health Organization as an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms

Traditional Chinese medicine can help with

  • hot flashes
  • night sweats
  • insomnia -irritability
  • anxiety/palpitations
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • weight gain
  • loss of libido
  • vaginal dryness
  • memory loss
  • headaches

Course of Treatment

Twice weekly acupuncture visits are recommended for two or three weeks until the symptoms are under control and then monthly visits are recommended. A personalized herbal formula will often be recommended as well as dietary and lifestyle suggestions.

By combining weekly acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine, a healthy diet and positive lifestyle choices you can get relief from unpleasant menopausal symptoms. In addition, this will lead to positive lifelong changes regarding your overall health.

Please call Michelle Hughes at 250-334-3630 to see how Traditional Chinese medicine can help you with your menopausal symptoms.

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