Menopause indicates a normal physiological phase in a woman's life during which she makes transition form a reproductive stage to a non-reproductive stage. Menopause itself is not a disease; unfortunately, a lot of women do not make this transition quickly and smoothly, and they may experience some uncomfortable signs and symptoms. Although some women experience no symptoms at all, some may have symptoms that is so severe that make their lives a misery. These may include some of the following:
- hot flashes
- night sweating
- depression, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, unable to concentrate
- tiredness, lethargy, fatigue
- headache, migraines
- uterine spotting and bleeding
- vaginal itching, dryness and atrophy
- osteoporosis, lower back pain, knee pain
- rapid weight gain or weight loss
- rapid loss of elasticity of skin resulting in wrinkles and sagging of skin
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 2,000 years old professional medical system that has gynecology as one of its specialties. Within Chinese gynecology, menopausal syndrome is in fact a recognized and treatable condition that is most easily and satisfactorily treated by Chinese medicine.
In the principles of Chinese medicine, the kidney and liver system is closely related to the menstrual function of a woman and thus when she gets older, both system would be weaken because of age, stress of life, over consumption of one's essence, 'yin' or 'yang', improper care during her menstrual cycles, improper care during pregnancies and/or postpartum. The manifestation of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause is actually a result of a combination of these factors. Although the causes is often complicated and with the involvement in different extend of several organ systems, Chinese Medicine do have a very remarkable results in easing the transition very nicely.
You can expect to see a dramatic result within a relatively short period of time when it comes to hot flashes and night sweating. But in order to deal with the underlying deficiency that leads to all the symptoms, a course of herbs and/or acupuncture (depending on the need for individual body constitution) of around 3 months would be required to fully adjust the body. We only use natural means, not hormones. The herb formula we use are individually custom blended to your body and symptoms. To make your life easier, we use powdered herb granules that do not require cooking at all. All herbs dispensed here are GMP products approved by Health Canada and certified free from pesticide and heavy metal.
Remember, we do not just fix the menopausal symptoms, we improve your overall body health and balance. The result you will see is a much youthful, well-rested, happier and healthier you.