For many women the peri-menopausal time can be one of increasing discomfort. Menopause is a natural process when the hormonal shifts might amplify other imbalances your body may have. It is common to hear about hot flashes, night sweats, decreased sex drive, insomnia, or fatigue as part of the menopausal process. These issues respond very well to Traditional Chinese Medicine. With the help of acupuncture and herbs, we have seen my patients shed the discomforts of peri-menopause and menopause, consequently finding a new sense of self, empowering them to head into the next phase of their lives with smooth transition.
As adolescents and young adults, it is common for women to experience irregular or painful menstrual cycles and PMS. As women age, the cycles seem to constantly evolve, and with the hormonal changes that come along at various life stages, there can be entirely new sets of menstrual issues. These issues can be prevented or addressed with acupuncture. Acupuncture offers natural ways to prevent intensely painful cramps and uncontrollable mood swings. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and lifestyle modifications are a safe and effective way to regulate this system of the female body through all stages of life, from adolescence through menopause and beyond.
Amenorrhea means not menstruating. It can be caused by various factors, such as stress, malnutrition, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Stress can cause stagnation of energy flow in the body, which in turn may cause amenorrhea. Clinically we have seen great success to treat this condition simply by acupuncture. For example, a patient here at Prosperity Health Center came in because she had not menstruated for over a year. She was given one session of acupuncture and began menstruating the next day.