Chinese Medicine Menopause Treatment in Hervey Bay
Did You Know?
Welcome to our comprehensive guide on treating menopause symptoms with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. We’re here to help you understand what menopause is, how it’s treated in Western medicine, and how Chinese medicine offers a holistic approach to managing its symptoms.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a natural life stage that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It usually occurs between the ages of 48 and 55. During this time, menstruation ceases and the body undergoes various changes. Depending on factors like lifestyle, emotional well-being, and energy flow, menopause can be a smooth transition or a challenging period marked by symptoms like hot flushes, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and irritability. In fact, hot flushes affect a staggering 85% of menopausal women1.
How Does Modern (Western) Medicine Treat Menopause?
In Western medicine, menopause symptoms are often attributed to hormonal imbalances, particularly in oestrogen and testosterone levels. The common treatment is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which can alleviate symptoms but doesn’t address the root cause of the problem.
How Does Chinese Medicine View Menopause?
In contrast, Chinese medicine sees menopause as a “drying out” of body fluids and a “heating up” of the body. These conditions often arise from years of hard work and stress. When you visit us for an acupuncture session, I’ll assess your tongue and pulse to understand the underlying reasons for your symptoms. Based on this diagnosis, I’ll select acupuncture points and herbs that have been used for thousands of years to treat menopause symptoms effectively.