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For a lot of women, menopause can be a period of varying discomfort that lasts from a few months to many years. Even though it is not life-threatening, many women found that their daily activities or quality of life may be affected. As ovulation stops and estrogen levels drop, the following symptoms may appear:
As the topic of great debate, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been the main intervention used for menopause, but it has been considered as controversial recently due to its effects in increasing risks of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been helping women through the period of menopause for thousands of years through the use of acupuncture and herbs. By stimulating the release of endorphin and other neurotransmitters, acupuncture is able to help regulate body temperatures, enhance mood, and improve clarity of mind. Its effectiveness has been documented in the news. Many Chinese herbs have also been found to have estrogen and progesterone-regulating effects to buffer the sudden hormone drop to help the body adjust and transition to the post-menopausal phase more easily.
If you are interested in finding out more about your symptoms and what acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can do for you, contact us today.