Symptoms related to menopause can dramatically complicate a woman’s daily experience, and can linger for lengthy periods of time, eroding quality of life. Menopause is a natural physical transition that unfortunately is often uncomfortable and prolonged for many women. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have proven effective in treating menopause-related symptoms (1, 2, 3), relieving physical, emotional, and mental issues that arise from the process of this transition process.
Menopause-related symptoms that can be relieved with Chinese medicine include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Joint pain
- Back ache
- Dry mouth
- Swollen ankles
- Frequent urination
- Cold extremities
- Dry skin
- Memory problems
- Sleep problems
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Dry hair
- Mood problems
Chinese medicine diagnoses and treats menopausal symptom with concepts you may not be familiar with. And, since symptom profiles vary among women experiencing menopause-related issues, treatment is customized for the individual.
Menopause-related symptoms are understood to arise from imbalances. There are several such issues that lead to symptoms, and each can be corrected with specific acupuncture and herbal treatments that suit an individual’s clinical picture.
Some examples of Chinese medicine concepts and terms used in treating menopausal symptoms are below. The example list is not exhaustive but meant to demonstrate varying symptom profiles in menopause-related problems:
Kidney-Yin deficiency leading to dizziness, night sweats, hot flashes; dry mouth, skin, hair
Kidney-Yang deficiency causing hot flashes along with cold hands and feet, paleness, depression, swelling.
Kidney and Heart not harmonized presenting with hot flashes, night sweats, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, poor memory, thirst
If you would like to see how Chinese medicine can help you with menopause-related symptoms, contact us at (502) 299-8900 for an appointment,