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Menopause

Menopause should be a smooth and natural transition in a woman's life when menstruation simply ceases. The Chinese have a theory that our periods stop so that the blood and energy that has gone to reproduction can be sent back to the heart in order to cultivate wisdom and compassion. Unfortunately, for many women this hormonal shift does not proceed flawlessly and then symptoms arise that can be extremely difficult and unpleasant. Categories of menopausal difficulties addressed successfully by Chinese Medicine include:

  • Night sweats, hot flashes
  • Mood swings, emotional instability
  • Lack of focusSandra Moyer, menopause acupuncture specialist
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Dry skin, dry eyes

Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional and lifestyle changes have been used for thousands of years to smooth the pathway into the years of greater wisdom and freedom.

How Chinese Medicine Helps with Menopause

Chinese medicine does not provide one governing diagnosis of "menopause". It does not exist as a disease category. Instead, it is viewed as a hormonal shift and a woman is treated according to her unique symptoms. If 5 women complain of insomnia and hot flashes, it is possible that each will receive a different treatment recommendation. Each symptom is considered in the context of the woman's overall health. Insomnia and hot flashes are names, not descriptions of what they're experiencing. Insomnia for one person may mean that she just cannot fall asleep, but to someone else, it may mean that she falls asleep easily but wakes frequently and tosses and turns all night. Likewise the term hot flashes to one person may mean a surge of heat but to another it may be a surge of heat to the palms and soles of the feet accompanied with sweating. These subtle nuances are extremely important to both diagnosis and subsequent treatment strategies.

Once you have discussed your symptoms in detail, Sandra will create a treatment plan for you. Usually both acupuncture and herbal medicine will be used and the frequency and length of treatment will be determined by your response to the treatment. Some women respond quickly to just a month of treatment and some need to continue for several months. The goal is to give you effective care so that your menopausal difficulties are resolved as soon as possible.

 

North Point Acupuncture

Sandra Moyer, Licensed Acupuncturist

1200 Arborhill Lane
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678-624-1242

Serving Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs