For some women, the transition into menopause (known as perimenopause or premenopause) can be smooth and symptom-free. For others, menopause can be stressful and very uncomfortable. Natural health care can help make the transition more comfortable and easier for you to manage.
What happens during menopause?
Menopause is a natural part of your life when your menstruation ceases permanently, usually between the ages of 45 and 55. Physiologically speaking, the number of eggs produced by your ovaries gradually declines until your ovaries cease production altogether, and also stop producing estrogen and progesterone, your two main female sex hormones.
Women with poor adrenal function suffer the most, exhibiting some or all of the following symptoms:
- memory loss
- breast pain
- hot flashes
- decreased libido
- vaginal dryness
- mood swings
- urological complications
Can natural medicine help ease the symptoms of menopause?
Conventional treatment involves such things as hormone replacement therapy, antidepressants and blood pressure medications. Your menopause can be eased with the help of acupuncture and TCM using such formulas as Nourish and Tonify the Yin Decoction (Bai He Gu Jin Tang) along with a series of acupuncture treatments. Diet modification (such as cutting back on caffeine intake) is important as well, as adrenal function can be improved with the right foods. Pelvic floor physiotherapy may help with some of the symptoms. In addition, massage therapy can help to relieve stress, which is known to impair your adrenal glands.
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Case Study: Acupuncture and Menopause