Menopause signifies a time of change in a woman’s life. This change occurs because a woman’s body chemistry is shifting. Chinese medicine recognizes this chemical change as a natural process.
We understand that symptoms and signs of menopause are an indication of a deeper imbalance within the body. Chinese medicine is based on the concept of Yin and Yang. Yin can be thought of as the cooling system of the body while Yang is the fire and energy. During menopause these two entities are out of balance.
Yin is our nourishment, our fluids and as we age our bodies naturally tend to lose this nourishment. When this system declines, our Yang (heat) symptoms will naturally arise, leading to night sweats, restlessness, hot flashes, mood swings, heart palpitations and insomnia.
With the use of acupuncture and herbal formulas, we can help restore this imbalance and maintain better harmony in the body.