Chinese Medicine and Menopause
In Chinese medicine, our body is viewed as a whole which reflects nature and the world around us. We cannot separate ourselves from our environment, our lifestyle and our emotional world. It is a functioning unit, with every system intertwined, to make up the whole. When you come in for treatment for menopausal symptoms, we look at how you got to where you are, your health landscape and how to unravel it to allow you to move on to the next part of your journey in life with ease.
Acupuncture Treatment for Menopause
A wonderful analogy of how acupuncture treats the body is imagining all the energy pathways (meridians) are a system of roads. We aim for the steady flow of traffic – not too much and not too little. If energy banks up, like in a traffic jam, the congestion of traffic can cause problems. If there is too little flow, it also causes problems. Acupuncture aims to ensure a steady flow of traffic so it is balanced, adding where it is needed and dissipating when it is too concentrated and moving when stuck.
Because acupuncture helps to balance energy, it may be helpful for symptoms of menopause. However, acupuncture is not a one treatment wonder. The rule of thumb is that it takes 10 treatments to strengthen an organ energetic system. The effect of acupuncture is cumulative. In other words, the energy from each treatment is retained by the organ energetic system being treated. However f aspects of your lifestyle depletes energy or congests energy, this will hinder the effect of treatment. If the energy form the treatment is not dissipated by your lifestyle, it will continue to build.
Herbal treatment for Menopause
Herbal formulas are more than the sum of the ingredients. A particular combination of herbs causes a powerful effect on the body system, and practitioners modify the formulas to meet your needs, changing it as your body changes.
In other words, medicinal formulas are prescribed on an individualized basis. Different women experiencing different menopausal symptoms may receive an entirely different formula. A prescription does not fit a symptom, but is chosen for you and your pattern of symptoms.
The next article talks about life style changes to encourage wellness during menopause
Acupuncture and herbs may start a positive healing trend in menopausal symptoms. When combined with lifestyle changes menopause may become a time of rejuvenation and positive change.
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