How Chinese Medicine Can Help With Menopause?

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Menopause brings significant changes in a woman’s body. On average, the onset of menopause is 51 years, lasting between two to five years and even ten years. This stage of life can disturb women both physically and psychologically. However, the good news is that it is only temporary. And there are many ways to support and ease menopause symptoms—thereby making this transition smooth.

The two of the increasingly popular ways to ease the symptoms of menopause are:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture

Let’s take a look at both individually:

Herbal Medicine for Menopause Symptoms

Herbal medicine has proven to support menopause symptoms based on longstanding traditional use. Many women use herbs to manage menopausal symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

There are many Traditional Chinese herbal formulas that can help mitigate the side effects of menopause that so many women feel such as insomnia, anxiety, hot flashes and night sweats. Dr. Denise Wiesner uses time tested herbs in her practice to help women and women report they work.

It is important to understand that the effectiveness of herbal medicine may be variable. Therefore, consult Dr. Wiesner. She is an expert in herbal medicine and can guide you on how it should be used and in what quantity for best results via telemedicine. So, even if you are far away from her clinic, you can reach out to her and get the best advice.

Acupuncture for Menopause Symptoms

Acupuncture, a branch of Chinese medicine that is more than 5000 years old, seeks to balance the different spheres of the body.

How Does it Work?

Chinese medicine describes menopause as the imbalance between female energy ‘yin’ and male energy ‘yang.’ In other words, menopause drains the body of ‘yin’ energy resulting in the severe imbalance of internal yin and yang, which creates too much heat in the body.

The heat created by yin/yang is released during periods. Still, when menopause approaches, the body has to look for new ways to clear the yang-induced heat, which explains the symptoms like hot flashes, hair thinning, vaginal dryness, and osteoporosis.

However, studies now show that acupuncture can help restore the body’s natural balance by acting on the endocrine and nervous systems. This further helps ease night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, and mood and digestion-related disorders triggered by menopause. For example, a study published in BMJ showed the effects of acupuncture on 70 women. Half of them were given acupuncture treatment for six weeks, while the other half weren’t. The group that received acupuncture had fewer hot flashes, dryness and hair loss issues, and emotional symptoms.

The process includes the insertion of thin and sterile disposable needles superficially in specific body areas. It is done to stimulate overall blood circulation by supporting certain bodily functions. The results are rapid and have a broader impact on health. Research shows that a set of at least three to five treatments can significantly lower menopause symptoms’ intensity.

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