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 symptoms paint a different picture. With a combination of herbs, acupuncture and dietary changes, symptoms and cause of the symptoms are treated.
Creating and changing the landscape
To paint a picture – imagine our bodies are the landscape of life. There are lands that are drought stricken, the earth is parched and there is no moisture in the air. Any water in the environment is evaporated by the sweltering heat. It is dry and cracked. Now imagine a swamp land, the land is soaked by too much water, some plants are struggling to survive. If you get stuck in a swamp or marsh land, you cannot move. These images can mirror the inner environment of our bodies.
If we too dry, then we need to be moistened; if we are too wet, we need to be drained of excess water. This is a simplistic way of describing how the body works, however it paints a picture of how we can treat disharmony during the peri-menopause and menopausal years.
No two women are the same, our life journeys and our health landscapes are diverse. The beauty of Chinese medicine is the ability to formulate a healthcare package depending on the individual woman and her individual needs. To traverse menopause naturally contact Mei Hua Chinese Medicine Clinic today.