Menopause can be a difficult time to go through. This is a time when you are going through major physical changes which can manifest as very uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, acupuncture and other applications of traditional Chinese medicine have shown themselves to be valuable in combating these symptoms and easing your transition into this new stage of your life.
According to Chinese medicine, many of the symptoms of menopause can be attributed to a decline of the yin in your kidney. This is a cool and refreshing energy, and a deficiency in the same brings about excess heat and dryness. By facilitating your kidney’s yin, your acupuncturist can help reduce hot flashes, dryness, insomnia, excessive sweating, and many of the other sources of discomfort associated with menopause. Compared to the hormone replacement therapy that is popular in Western medicine, such treatments come with significantly fewer health risks.
A practitioner of Chinese medicine can also advise you on how to adjust your lifestyle and diet to foster good health during menopause.