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Alleviating Menopausal Symptoms With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted Friday, September 20th, 2013 by

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Just like no two people are exactly the same, no two women go through menopause the same way.  Yet, it remains true that all women will eventually go through menopause at some point in their lives (usually between 40 – 50 years of age).  Traditional Chinese Medicine has been providing significant relief to those brave souls that are starting, already progressing through and those who have completed this journey.

After having the wonderful opportunity to work with quite a few women going through the process of menopause I have seen first hand how effective acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be.  Women suffering from hot flashes, migraines, insomnia, mood swings are many other physical and emotional challenges have had their symptoms alleviated, providing relief to those feel like they are at their wits end.

Western medicine’s approach for those suffering is often to provide estrogen and other pharmaceuticals to alleviate acute symptoms.  While this treatment method can be effective for some it falls short for others and the medications often times have severe side effects.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a different way of looking at the body and the upheavals that are taking place during this challenging transition.  Rather then just trying to alleviate the symptoms there is considerable effort to resolve many of the core imbalances.  By providing nourishment to certain areas while eliminating excess in other parts there is great effort to support the body’s natural resources.

I came across an interesting article on which stated: “A new study out today offers an alternative to the herbal remedies and hormone replacement therapy so many turn to: traditional Chinese acupuncture.  The study, conducted by the Ankara Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, concluded that acupuncture, which treats patients by inserting and manipulating needles in the body, curbs the severity of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, largely related to mood.” [Link]

The study mentioned in this article is one of many that have taken place providing supportive evidence that acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, is effective in helping to provide relief to those who are suffering.

As I have suggested in a previous blog post, I advise that you search through the internet to find more detailed information. If you have any further questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact us, we are here to help.