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.