Treat Menopause Symptoms Naturally

Natural Treatment for Menopause, Acupuncture, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

Women have it rough sometimes! If you have not gone through menopause yet, you probably know someone who has. Menopause usually occurs around age 50, but may begin at any time after age 40. There's many symptoms including hot flashes, depression, headaches, and breathing difficulties. The primary approach of western medicine is to prescribed hormones such as estrogen and progesterone; hot flashes may be eliminated with the use of medication but not without additional side effects.

In Chinese medicine, there's patterns associated with menopause. The main one is Kidney yin deficiency with empty heat. Kidney yin helps to keep the body cool and helps to balance kidney yang, our warming energy. If kidney yin becomes weak, it does not have to ability to help balance kidney yang. As a result hot flashes, migraines, inability to concentrate, and other symptoms can occur. 

One of the main observations performed by Acupuncturists is looking at the tongue and taking the pulse. If the tongue is on the redder side and has very little coating, that signifies yin deficiency. If the pulse is a little fast, that can indicate yin deficiency as well. 

The main theory behind treatment is to nourish the kidney yin. A series of treatments can eliminate that uncomfortable feeling of being hot and sweaty! Women going through menopause should avoid dairy products, spicy foods, alcohol, and sugar intake. Black Cohosh supplements can be used in addition to Chinese herbal supplements supplied by your Acupuncturist.  

If you are suffering from menopausal symptoms or know someone suffering, try Acupuncture. It works!