Menopause is a natural transitional period in a woman’s life when menstruation becomes less frequent and eventually stops. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 to 55 when the body stops producing eggs and the female hormones Estrogen and Prosterone. The most common symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot Flashes/Night sweats
- Mood Swings
- Decreased Libido
- Vaginal Atrophy
The rate of decline in the production of Estrogen and Prosterone affects the severity and duration of the above symptoms.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in the form of gels, patches, oral medications is the most common western medical treatment prescribed for Menopause. Risks associated with long term HRT use include increased risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes and blood clots.
Natural alternatives to HRT include lifestyle changes such as exercising, reduced caffeine and alcohol consumption, eating more foods high in Phytoestrogens such as alfalfa, apples, asparagus and soy.
According to Chinese medicine, Menopause occurs in which the Kidney’s Yin energy is declining and needs to be nourished.
The main difference between Chinese and western medicine in treating Menopause is Chinese medicine encourages the body to produce natural female hormones and not rely on the introduction of synthetic chemicals into the body.
Acupuncture combined with Yin Yang Balance capsules are a natural alternative to synthetic Hormone Replacement Treatments, working with your endocrine system to nourish and restore the body back into normal balance and normalizing hormone production levels.