Lifestyle Changes for Wellness during Menopause Lifestyle changes may help in  prolonging the effect of treatment you receive for menopausal symptoms and also for long-term benefit. Not only will they help with reducing symptoms of the change you are experiencing, they will also improve your quality of life and sense of well being. Stress reduction In a…

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Have you started putting on weight even though your diet and exercise routine hasn’t changed? And no matter what you do, you cannot shift the weight or it comes back with vengeance?  It is a common question I receive in clinic with women when they reach their menopausal years. So here are some helpful hints…

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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…

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Is my period too heavy? 80ml or more of menstrual blood per period is considered to be a heavy period. Regular size tampons and pads absorbs 5ml of blood.  Super size tampons and pads absorbs 10 ml of blood. The normal range is needing to change every 2 hours to 3 times a day. If…

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Experiencing the change As we travel towards menopause, the cessation of our menstrual cycle, we may experience certain symptoms like how flushes, night sweats, weight gain, missed periods, light periods or very heavy periods. Some women have extreme emotional changes, or experience vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping and great thirst. Every woman is unique and their…

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