Chinese Medicine for Menopause

Taming the Hot Flushes

We use an integrated approach in addressing hot flushes and other menopause symptoms.

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Chinese Medicine for Menopause

As women head towards menopause, it is common to experience uncomfortable and unpredictable rapid rises in heat throughout their body, often called hot flushes.

Women commonly use Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic and Western herbal treatments to manage menopausal symptoms and improve overall quality of life. A range of herbs may be used to manage symptoms of menopause including hot flushes, mood changes, night sweats, sleeplessness, fatigue, sexual challenges and vaginal dryness.

At TherapyWorks, we use an integrated approach in addressing hot flushes and other menopause symptoms. Get in touch with the team at TherapyWorks today and find out how we may help you, or read on to find out more.


Natalie-Dalton-TCMDr. Natalie Dalton (TCM) Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

Natalie has been practicing Integrative Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine for 30+ years. She is a clinically minded Chinese Medicine practitioner, dedicated to ensuring that you receive effective treatment that specifically addresses your unique needs and issues.

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What is a Hot Flush?

A hot flush is the sudden feeling of warmth or intense heat, particularly over your chest, neck, upper body and face.

A hot flush may cause your skin to redden, for your heart rate to increase or for you to break out in a sweat. Some women may also experience sudden chills following a hot flush.

Hot flushes that occur while you are sleeping are referred to as night sweats, which may cause you to be restless or wake you from your sleep.

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What Causes Hot Flushes?

Hot flushes are typically caused by the hormonal changes that many women experience during menopause.

Most commonly accepted research suggests this is due to changing estrogen levels, which can directly impact the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a crucial region of the brain that is responsible for controlling your appetite, regulating your sleep cycle, releasing hormones and regulating body temperature.

This decline in estrogen levels causes the hypothalamus to be more sensitive to temperature changes. As a result, blood vessels widen to help the body naturally cool off.

What causes hot flushes apart from menopause?

While hot flushes predominately occur in women during menopause, they occasionally may also be experienced by women in some of the following circumstances:

  • Chemotherapy or other cancer treatments
  • The taking of certain medications
  • Thyroid problems
  • Weight challenges
  • Metabolic syndromes.

Chinese Herbs for Menopause

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, blood is an aspect of yin and yin is by nature nourishing, cooling, sedating, calming and restorative. As women age, they progressively lose blood, which results in a yin deficiency. This is expressed through the yang (heat) recklessly rising and that creates a hot flush.

At TherapyWorks our objective is to restore the blood, regroup the yin, calm the yang and soothe the heat.

Our approach is predominantly herbal, as this level of deficiency requires internal medicine.

There are several Chinese herbal, Ayurvedic and Western herbal treatments, which are very effective, providing a transition from regular periods, through peri-menopause and menopause.

It is important to remember that this transition is a natural event, and that it can be supported with herbs. Chinese herbs for menopause may help to provide a stable path emotionally, temperature wise, sexually and without weight gain.

It is a relief for many women to find an effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which can have adverse side effects.

Please follow this link for risk factors associated with HRT use.

> Find out more about acupuncture for menopause here.

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We use an integrated approach in addressing hot flushes (which may include acupuncture) and other menopause symptoms. Get in touch with the team at Therapy Works today and find out how we may help you.