Menopause – Ease the Transition with TCM
In Eastern Medicine, menopause is not viewed as a series of medical symptoms to be masked, but as a time of energetic transition. A woman in menopause is transitioning out of her child-bearing years into an era when more of her body’s energy is available for other endeavours, paving the way for a more creative, productive and heart-centred time. This is not a medical affliction, but rather a natural re-balancing. This energetic redirection process involves a re-balancing of the whole system. Which is why most women experience a pattern of symptoms. This is often why treatments aimed at dealing with only one problem either have limited success, or incur other unintended side-effects.
Of course, knowing menopause is a natural and healthy transition doesn’t make the symptoms much easier to deal with. The physical signs of this transition are often uncomfortable and frustrating.
Common complaints when going through this transition are:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Weight gain and blood sugar balancing challenges
- Difficulty concentrating and poor memory
One of the strengths of traditional Chinese medicine is to identify patterns of disharmony, and effectively treating them. Often what may appear to be similar symptoms can have different causative factors, thereby requiring slightly different treatment methods.
Eastern Medicine is an effective choice for reducing or eliminating the many symptoms of this transition period. Acupuncture, herbal formulas and lifestyle adjustments can help in making this a comfortable time of life, while also setting you up for better health heading into your next phase of life.
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