For many women, perimenopause and menopause can be a difficult time of transition. The symptoms associated with the hormonal changes in your body can be uncomfortable, overwhelming and for some women, embarrassing. If you have not had children, this may also be a time when feelings of grief or loss come to surface.

There has been much discussion in recent years about the safety and potential negative side effects of hormone replacement therapy, especially if taken long-term. As a result, many women are looking for alternative options for managing their menopausal symptoms.

Why is it that some women suffer with severe hot flashes for years while others just stop having periods one day and barely have any symptoms at all? From a Chinese medicine perspective, the answer lies within your body’s internal balance. We are symptom free and experience good health when there is harmony between the yin (cool) and yang (warm) energies in our bodies. Menopausal discomforts often arise if the scales become tipped and there is relative excess of yang/heat and a deficiency of yin/cold.

Our practitioners will take a detailed history of all the different systems in your body to assess which areas may have imbalances. We will provide you with a customized treatment plan tailored to address your symptoms and concerns.

Read an Elements of Health Centre success story about alleviating Menopause Symptoms

Some of the menopausal symptoms that are effectively treated by TCM include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Emotional difficulty – feeling anxious, ‘short-fused’, depressed
  • Menstrual irregularities - heavy periods, frequent spotting
  • Low libido and vaginal dryness
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