Menopause is a transitional period marking the cessation of ovulation in a woman’s body. Symptoms manifest as a woman’s body tries to adapt to decreasing amounts of estrogen. Varying from mild to severe, symptoms can include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, memory loss, dryness, headaches, joint pain and weight gain.
With its deep understanding of the female body, Chinese medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives. Menopause, in particular, is an area in which Chinese medicine shines as it has the ability to detect energetic changes that occur in the body and quickly relieve uncomfortable symptoms that accompany the onset of menopause.
Chinese medicine does not recognize menopause as a particular syndrome and treats symptoms unique to each individual through a variety of techniques to restore imbalances found in the body. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with menopause, call All and One Acupuncture in Northeast Portland today to learn how acupuncture help support your health.